Tea Party Leader Victoria Jackson Falls for Fake/Satire News Site, National Report
Victoria Jackson Tweet.
National Report (nationalreport.net) is a satirical website. It is published by Allen Montgomery.
Among headline-generating spoofs are a report that Arizona’s governor Jan Brewer intended to introduce mandatory gay-to-straight conversion courses into the state’s public school system, and a report that fooled researchers at Fox News Channel, in which the President was purported to have announced his intention to spend his own money to keep a Muslim museum open during a government shutdown. Another report that fooled people in Wyoming claimed that a man in Hanna, Wyoming was the first recipient of a RFID chip which, the report claimed, was part of an Obamacare pilot program. A report published by National Report on November 2, 2013 claiming a fictitious Assam Rape Festival created a furor in Indian national and local media. Several newspapers and blogs reported the same.
Obama to Visit Mosque on 4th of July? It’s Satire!
By David Emery
Viral article from National Report claims President Obama will visit a mosque and host Muslim leaders at a White House cookout on the 4th of July.
Description: Fake news / Satire
Circulating since: July 2014
Status: FALSE (see details below)
Other wingnuts follow through on the fake news.Tweets about “Obama Mosque July 4th”
RE https://t.co/T3tnNPS9qh *Good grief, why isn’t Obama at a 4th of July parade instead of a Mosque??? Standing w/Muslims
Fox & Friends Saturday criticized President Obama for offering to personally pay for a “museum of Muslim culture” during the government shutdown, a claim that originated from a satire website.