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 […]

Attack dogs at the Huffington Post?

January 17, 2017 3

MEDIA MEME: Trump rudely called Arianna Huffington “a dog.” WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: It’s true, he did. But news commentators did not point out that previously Arianna Huffington herself repeatedly referred to news bloggers as dogs. […]

Fred Trump and the KKK

January 1, 2017 0

MEDIA MEME:  Donald Trump’s father attended a rally of the Ku Klux Klan in 1927. A fight broke out between the police and the Klansmen, and Fred Trump was one of the men who were […]

The Donald and “the Blacks”

December 19, 2016 2

MEDIA MEME: Instead of saying “African Americans” or “black people,” Donald Trump said “the blacks,” which reveals his racism. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED: While criticizing Trump’s words, writers omitted Trump’s positive relations with minorities. For decades Trump […]

Did Trump Not Rent to Black People?

December 19, 2016 1

MEDIA MEME: Donald Trump was a racist landlord who was sued by the U.S. Justice Department for not renting to African Americans. After he didn’t change his racist rental policies, the Dept. of Justice sued […]

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 the Media used Trump to insult Mexicans

January 15, 2016 0

MEDIA MEME:  In his first campaign speech, Trump said that all Mexicans are rapists. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED:  Trump said no such thing. But many reporters, news commentators, and political pundits said it frequently.   In […]