One of the reasons our side can't complain about fake news when many are just as guilty about not having the discernment and rationality to see through obvious trolls like this story. I see so many on our side who are usually very rational people, falling into this crap. A local doctor who is a party leader here is constantly passing stories like this around Facebook (chemtrail crap too). Because of his 'stature' it causes more people to pass it along until it becomes 'common knowledge truth'.
Yup. Its why so many of us have abandoned FOX news, Breitbart, Drudge report, and Worldnet daily.
I don't need self appointed minders dictating what is and isn't fake news to me. In fact it seems that those screaming loudest about fake news have only become proportionally dishonest themselves.
Now I see these idiots pushing a fantasy on social media that Thomas Jefferson called legal punishments for the press in his 2nd inaugural address. His arguments with the media are legendary and he did speak of punishing them in his inaugural address but he spoke of them being punished by a discerning and informed public.
When Jefferson wrote his famous letter to John Norvell calling the press a "Polluted vehicle" he still didn't mention punishing them through force of law. In fact he suggested that a newspaper dedicated strictly to fact would find few subscribers. Instead he suggested to Norvell that if he wanted to start a newspaper it would be best to have it in 3 sections. (Facts, rumors, and outright lies)