By Erica Abbott
Barack Obama Presidential Library
Reports that former President Barack Obama is launching his own cable news network that will compete directly with Fox News are false. Rumors that Obama is starting his own news network stemmed from a self-described satire website.
The fake claim originated on As American As Apple Pie/Reagan Was Right, a website known for publishing fake news and political satire. The article claimed that Obama was launching a cable news network to compete with Fox and spread “liberal lies” and propaganda. It purported:
An investigation led by Simone LeDuke at The New York Post has uncovered a frightening development in the world of fake news. Barack Hussein Obama, former Traitor In Chief, terrorist, secret Muslim and hater of all things American has filed paperwork through a dummy corporation to start a new cable news network.
According to the FCC website’s Public Utilization Department, Novus Ordo Seclorum Inc, a company known to be owned by the Obamas and a handful of globalists, has filed for a news network broadcast license. An insider close to Michelle Obama tells LLOD correspondent Cynthia Luwhoe that the network is designed to compete directly with Fox News.
The report is, of course, entirely fabricated. There was no report from the New York Post and the FCC doesn’t even have a public utilization department. As American As Apple Pie/Reagan Was Right clearly state in their disclaimer that their articles are not meant to be taken seriously:
Reagan Was Right is a whimsical playland of conservative satire.
Everything on this website is fiction. It is not a lie and it is not fake news because it is not real. If you believe that it is real, you should have your head examined. Any similarities between this site’s pure fantasy and actual people, places, and events are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and satirical.
Obama is not starting his own cable news network. This claim originated on a website that published fake news and satire.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake story on social media:
Social Media Shares Fake Story about Barack Obama Starting New Cable News Network
— sheridan van arnold (@SheridanVan) November 30, 2017
Have you seen the fake story about Barack Obama launching his own cable news network to compete with Fox circulating social media? Do you know anyone who was fooled by the fabricated report? Sound off in the comments section below!
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