The Muslim Ban

July 14, 2017 0

MEDIA MEME: News media outlets such as The Huffington Post claimed that Trump pledged to ban all Muslims—1.6 billion people—from entering the United States. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: After the FBI had said that it could not […]

“The Face of a Dog!” No, not really.

January 21, 2017 0

MEDIA MEME: When he was once mildly criticized by journalist Gail Collins, Donald Trump angrily circled her photo and wrote “The Face of a Dog!” on it, and mailed it to her. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: Hundreds […]

Trump’s pledge to kill innocent people

December 20, 2016 1

MEDIA MEME: During his campaign, Trump pledged to violate the Geneva Convention: he promised to ruthlessly murder the wives and relatives of terrorists, even their innocent children and babies. WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED: Trump used the […]

The Myth of Trump and the KKK

December 19, 2016 7

  MEDIA MEME: Donald Trump initially refused to disavow the Ku Klux Klan and David Duke. Only under mounting political pressure did he finally disavow them. This suggests that he panders to white supremacists. WHAT […]

The Myth of the Muslim Database

December 17, 2016 2

MEDIA MEME: During his political campaign, Donald Trump called for the creation of a mandatory national database to track all Muslims in America. Authorities would force Muslims to register, and to wear identification badges and carry […]

The ugly words of Donald, Megyn, and Rosie

December 8, 2016 1

MEDIA MEME: In the first Republican debate, moderator Megyn Kelly listed how Donald Trump had insulted women. She showed that he was a misogynist. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: Megyn Kelly made it sound as if three insults Trump […]

How Many People Celebrated in New Jersey on 9/11?

January 21, 2016 8

MEDIA MEME:  Donald Trump falsely claimed that during the terrorist attacks of September 11, he saw thousands of Muslims cheering in New Jersey. He grossly lied, because nobody cheered in New Jersey. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: […]

No, Trump didn’t mock that disability

January 17, 2016 5

MEDIA MEME: Donald Trump cruelly mimicked and ridiculed a reporter’s disability. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: From 2005 until 2016, Trump occasionally mocked some individuals by shaking his arms with limp wrists and gaping his mouth. Consider […]

Hillary Clinton’s classified emails

January 16, 2016 0

In 2007, Hillary Clinton criticized the administration of President George W. Bush for its “secret” email accounts. In the summer of 2014, the House Select Committee on Benghazi “realized there was a problem,” in that […]