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Fake News Guy Says: Trump Supporters “Believed Everything,” “They Don’t Fact Check Anything!”

Thursday, November 17, 2016 23:16
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Fake news is getting a lot headlines lately, because it sucks. I’ve been thrown off a few times only to find out the stories came from political humorists and web sites. 

But one guy takes the cake. Heard the one about paid protesters at Trump rallies? This guy made that up and much, much more:

B4INREMOTE-aHR0cHM6Ly8xLmJwLmJsb2dzcG90LmNvbS8tMzNIdUZyTlRTTk0vV0M2WmxzeHdZLUkvQUFBQUFBQUFjRFkvei1FcWtETkFuRHdnQV9rdjUyMkd2WVhiY1NMN1Rma19nQ0xjQi9zMzIwL1RydW1wJTJCZmFrZSUyQm5ld3MlMkJwb3N0LnBuZw==WaPo Reporter: “Why did something like your story about Obama invalidating the election results (almost 250,000 Facebook shares, as of this writing) go so viral?

Paul Horner: “Honestly, people are definitely dumber. They just keep passing stuff around. Nobody fact-checks anything anymore — I mean, that’s how Trump got elected. He just said whatever he wanted, and people believed everything, and when the things he said turned out not to be true, people didn’t care because they’d already accepted it. It’s real scary. I’ve never seen anything like it.

I think Trump is in the White House because of me. His followers don’t fact-check anything — they’ll post everything, believe anything. His campaign manager posted my story about a protester getting paid $3,500 as fact. Like, I made that up. I posted a fake ad on Craigslist.”

Reporter: “Why? I mean — why would you even write that?”

Paul Horner: “Just ’cause his supporters were under the belief that people were getting paid to protest at their rallies, and that’s just insane. I’ve gone to Trump protests — trust me, no one needs to get paid to protest Trump. I just wanted to make fun of that insane belief, but it took off. They actually believed it.

I thought they’d fact-check it, and it’d make them look worse. I mean that’s how this always works: Someone posts something I write, then they find out it’s false, then they look like idiots. But Trump supporters — they just keep running with it! They never fact-check anything! Now he’s in the White House. Looking back, instead of hurting the campaign, I think I helped it. And that feels [bad].

Reporter: “Why didn’t you stop? Why keep writing?”

Paul Horner: “I didn’t think it was possible for him to get elected president. I thought I was messing with the campaign, maybe I wasn’t messing them up as much as I wanted — but I never thought he’d actually get elected. I didn’t even think about it. In hindsight, everyone should’ve seen this coming — everyone assumed Hillary [Clinton] would just get in. But she didn’t, and Trump is president.”

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  • desertspeaks

    sorry but wikileaks proved and this past week with the HIRING of PAID PROTESTERS do not support the MSM’s LIES and FRAUD!

  • LifeIs

    You can save the B.S. — we CAN read, you know.

    Scott Foval bragged of hiring not just “protesters” but violent thugs. And we can see him on video SAYING these things:

    “Mr. Foval, who has worked for the George Soros-funded People for the American Way, said his paid agitators fueled a Chicago protest in March that forced the Trump campaign to cancel its event.”

    Aaron Black was more specific, on camera.

    “Nobody’s really supposed to know about me,” Mr. Black said. “So the Chicago protest, when they shut all that, that was us. It was more [Mr. Creamer] than me, but none of this is supposed to come back to us…”

    Foval again:

    “We are contracted directly with the DNC and the campaign both. I am contracted to [Mr. Creamer]. But I answer to the head of special events for the DNC and the head of special events and political for the campaign,” said Mr. Foval.”

    “In conversations with Project Veritas reporters, Mr. Foval described his operation as “bird dogging,” meaning that he places hired protesters in key positions at Republican campaign events, often in front of rallies or lines.”

    “He said he has training centers in New York, Washington, Las Vegas, Colorado and Minneapolis, and that trainees include the mentally ill and homeless people.”

    But go ahead, go with the easily disproved BS. It worked so well for you in the election itself. Or, seek mental health care, and get in touch with reality.

  • kom

    You just won yourself a all expense paid vacation to camp FEMA
    Im sure others agree

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