By Shawn Rice
Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton, being found with 12 barrels containing human remains buried on their property is fake news. Rather, a satirical web site published the distasteful and offensive fake story that the Clintons’ alleged victims were found on their property.
Where did this fake news originate? The “satirical” web site Freedom Crossroads reported on June 21, 2017, that 12 barrels containing human remains had been found on property in upstate New York owned by the Clintons. You can read the fake news article below.
After the body parts of three women were found last night in a barrel unearthed from the garden area of the Clinton Estate in upstate New York, ground penetrating radar was brought in to analyze the entire property. Within a few hours, eleven more possible sites were pinpointed and excavation began.
By dawn, 11 more identical steel 55-gallon drums were awaiting transport to Quantico with an immaculate chain of evidence. They will arrive and be opened later today.
However, there is no truth to the above story. Like everything published by Freedom Crossroads, this story is entirely fabricated. Buried at the bottom of its homepage, the web site includes a disclaimer:
We believe that there is nothing more precious than the mind of an aging conservative. Here we gather a boatload of bullhonkey, works of pure satirical fiction, to give the fist-shakers of the world a reason to hate. Reality is often in the eye of the beholder. You won’t find any of it here.
Despite the disclaimer this did not stop the World Truth web site from republishing the story as truth, along with the same photo of a barrel, which actually originates with a project undertaken by the Applied Geophysics Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, according to Snopes.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
BREAKING: Barrels Removed From Clinton Property Contained Parts From 3 Missing Women – U.S ARMY FOR LIFE https://t.co/qW4PyhNFFz
— Real Eminent (@therealeminent) June 22, 2017
BREAKING: Barrels Removed From Clinton Property Contained Parts From 3 Missing Women https://t.co/bj0SiPygzg
— Padraigen (@Padraigen) June 22, 2017
— Regina Silver (@QMe777) June 22, 2017
— Candi (@ComerCandi) June 22, 2017
Since then, similar versions of the fake story were also published by the News Feed Hunter web site, which added more fabricated details to the story such as the names of victims.
Source:: Business 2 Community