Sometimes they’re caught. More often they’re not.


  • The False and Exaggerated Claims Still Being Spread About the Capitol Riot [Glenn Greenwald]
  • The Washington Post Tried To Memory-Hole Kamala Harris’ Bad Joke About Inmates Begging for Food and Water [Reason]
  • New York Times fires editor after she spreads disinformation about Trump on Twitter [Fox News]


  • New York Times admits serious editorial failings over Caliphate podcast [The Guardian]
  • CNN, The Hill Fail to Correct False Story Claiming Melania Trump Violated Children’s Hospital Mask Policy [Mediaite]
  • The Latest Covid Party Story Gets a Twist [WIRED]
  • The Blizzard of Bogus Journalism on Covid [American Institute for Economic Research]
  • An ER nurse’s anecdote of deranged denialism went viral. But when the media caught wind of the story, reporters didn’t do their jobs. [WIRED]
  • The Atlantic Retracts Ruth Shalit Barrett Article on Niche Sports [New York Times]
  • Candace Owens Takes a Victory Lap After Fact-Checker Reverses Decision [Black Enterprise]
  • BuzzFeed Fires Reporter After Investigation Into Plagiarism [Wall Street Journal]
  • C-SPAN suspends Steve Scully indefinitely after he admitted to lying about Twitter hack [MarketWatch]


  • PolitiFact’s Notre-Dame Retraction Illustrates Digital-Era Pitfalls [RealClearPolitics]
  • In Trump Fact Check, CNN Fact-Checker Leaves Out … the Facts [Heritage Foundation]
  • Newsweek fires journalist who reported Trump was golfing for Thanksgiving before he secretly travelled to Afghanistan [The Independent]


  • CNN ‘Journalist of the Year’ peddles fake story about Trump’s America, resigns [MarketWatch]
  • Brian Ross, the chief investigative correspondent for ABC News, is leaving the network seven months after he botched a report involving President Trump and the Russia investigation [New York Times]
  • BBC Panorama and BMJ journalist Deborah Cohen’s false claims to be a registered medical doctor [DrNMblog]


  • 3 CNN staffers resign over retracted Scaramucci-Russia story [Politico]
  • Washington Post Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived [The Intercept]


  • Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist from a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group [The Intercept]
  • ABC News Apologizes for Staged Crime-Scene Shot [Variety]
  • Rolling Stone and journalist found guilty over false Virginia rape story [BBC]