The left has been howling about “fake news” ever since Hillary Clinton lost the election.
There is only one problem.
Chelsea Clinton spread two fake news stories and you won’t believe the mess she found herself in.
Now that Trump is President, Chelsea has taken on a more aggressive online persona.
She is trying to establish herself as a social justice warrior at the tip of the spear in the “resistance” to Trump.
To that end, she is now spraying social media with one loony left-wing outrage after another.
She recently spread two debunked fake news stories on twitter.
The first hoax claimed the Trump administration was deleting the information on so-called “man-made” global warming from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website.
She was quickly corrected by one user who pointed out that the information in question was just moved to a different URL.
The second fake news story was about a Pro-Life law in Arkansas.
The legislation prevents dismemberment abortions in the second trimester and allows family members to seek an injunction to stop the procedure.
The law is 100% pro-Life and does not allow for loopholes such as rape or incest.
Clinton falsely claimed the law allowed rapists to sue women getting abortions and collect damages from the Doctor.
A fact check by snopes.com (certainly not a pro-life organization) shows that the law does not allow for civil damages if the pregnancy results from a criminal act and it only allows for family members to obtain an injunction to stop dismemberment abortions from proceeding.
“The law in question, titled the Arkansas Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion, essentially bans what lawmakers term “dismemberment abortions” (which the medical community refers to as “dilation and evacuation,” or D&E) by making the provision of such a procedure a felony crime. Although the law precludes family members or rapists from suing pregnant women, it does grant spouses, parents, or legal guardians the ability to sue physicians who perform the procedure for damages and obtain injunctions preventing those physicians from performing additional such procedures.
JR Davis, spokesman for Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, pointed to a section of the law that prevents damages from being awarded when a terminated pregnancy was the result of a criminal act: “Civil damages shall not be awarded to a plaintiff if the pregnancy resulted from the criminal conduct of the plaintiff.” Thus, a rapist cannot sue his victim and reap any benefits from doing so. Furthermore, the law excludes a woman “who receives or attempts to receive a dismemberment abortion” from civil liability.
Davis also pointed out that the language in the law doesn’t enable a woman’s relatives to halt an abortion; rather, it allows them to seek an injunction that prevents “the abortion provider from performing or attempting to perform further dismemberment abortions …” The law, Davis said, was geared toward prosecuting physicians who perform the procedure rather than targeting pregnant women.”
The Washington Free Beacon reports that Clinton was called out for spreading fake news by the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross, but she only copped to the climate change story being fake:
“Clinton sent out one story on Wednesday that described how climate data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is “disappearing” from its website, in an apparent swipe at President Donald Trump, who has questioned the existence of climate change.
The second story discussed a new law in Arkansas that would, according to Clinton’s retweet from Saturday, allow rapists to sue victims who get an abortion.
Both stories have since been proven false, and the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross called out Clinton for promoting the stories.”
Despite the facts being against her, she clung to the hoax to smear the pro-Life legislation in Arkansas.
There is definitely a “fake news” problem in America.
But the main culprits are the Democrats and their allies in the media.