Fake letter from grandma
A friend asked me to read a posting in a conservative online news site that purported to have received a Hispanic grandmother's letter to her grandchildren about where the country was headed. I did the research.
Here is what I wrote. I do not disclose the source - to do so would perpetuate its fake news.
Your article from WorldTribune, “Letter to my children…”
Whenever I receive an article from someone, I first research the source for its credibility.
No sense in reading nonsense. In this case, World Tribune fails the test.
· Single source and lone editor, Robert Morton; no reporters on staff. He works out of his home in Falls Church, VA.
· He created WorldTribune as “an experiment” while working at a conservative think tank.
· Also works for Times (Washington) whose owner is Rev Moon’s Unification Church.
· The Drudge Report and other discredited sites publish “articles” from World Tribune.
· Bad publicity for 2003 when Morton published an article supporting Bush that said weapons-of-mass-destruction were “found” in Lebanon; cited without any source during the war with Iraq, which they then had to retract.
· Funding also comes from www.geostrategy-direct.com subscription based newsletter with conservative “insider” news reports.
The New Yorker published an article exposing World Tribune for its falsehoods.
Review of World Tribune on: www.MediaBiasFactCheck.com