Tag: Didn’t

Seahawks Players Didn’t Burn Flag

Q: Did players for the Seattle Seahawks burn the American flag? A: No. A widely circulated picture was altered to make it look that way. FULL QUESTION Seattle Seahawks — Did they burn the American flag? FULL ANSWER False stories…

Trump Didn’t Change NFL Tax Status

Q: Did President Donald Trump revoke the National Football League’s status as a nonprofit organization? A: No. The NFL’s league office voluntarily gave up that status in 2015. FULL QUESTION Is this true? PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER STRIPPING NFL…

Obama Didn’t Pardon Wendell Callahan

Q: Did former President Barack Obama pardon Wendell Callahan, who was later accused of killing three people after his early release? A:  No. Congress unanimously passed a bill changing drug sentencing laws and Obama signed it. Callahan petitioned for early…

Katie Couric Didn’t Cancel Clinton Interview

Q: Did Katie Couric cancel an interview with Hillary Clinton because Clinton called former President Barack Obama a racial slur? A: Clinton did no such thing. Those claims were made-up by a satirical website.  FULL QUESTION Did Katie Couric cancel an interview…

Trump Didn’t Fire 14 Muslim Judges

Q: Did President Donald Trump fire 14 Muslim federal judges? A: No. The satirical website that originally published the story describes itself as “your beacon of something you can kinda rely on sometimes but not really.” FULL ANSWER President Donald…

Trump Didn’t Pass Out

Q: Did President Donald Trump collapse while giving a speech in New Jersey? A: No. That story was published by a self-described satirical website. FULL ANSWER A story first published July 30 on ourlandofthefree.com falsely claimed that President Donald Trump…

Trump Didn’t Ignore Disabled Child

Q: Did President Donald Trump ignore a disabled child who tried to shake his hand? A: No. A viral video clip omitted Trump’s earlier interaction with the boy. FULL ANSWER The headline of a July 29 story on washingtonjournal.com says:…

Trey Gowdy Didn’t End Russia Probe

Q: Did Rep. Trey Gowdy end the Russia investigation? A: No. That claim was made in a headline that wasn’t supported by its story. FULL ANSWER The headline of a July 12 story on world-politicus.com says “Trey Gowdy Puts Investigation…

Obama Didn’t Attend G-20 in 2017

Q: Did former President Barack Obama follow President Donald Trump to the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany? A: No. That claim was made on websites that don’t “make any warranties” about the reliability of their information. FULL QUESTION I read…

Indiana Didn’t Legalize Marijuana

Q: Did Indiana legalize marijuana? A: No. That fake story comes from a website that invites visitors to “Create A Prank And Trick All Your Friends!” FULL ANSWER A story on Channel23news.com proclaims that “after 2 and 1/2 years of…