FakeNews (Junk News or yellow journalism) is when legitimate stories or facts are suppressed, journalistic standards aren't adhered to, half truths are told, or a narrative spun to where the story becomes misleading or false. Think: manufactured crises, hoaxes, clickbait (sensational teasers/headlines with buried facts), bias or selective fact-checking, anonymous or paid sources, minor stories obscuring more significant news, delaying or ignoring newsworthy events, are all forms of FakeNews. Most retractions or corrections are evidence of shoddy standards and/or editorial bias creating FakeNews.Examples of Time doing all those things includes: 6 items
- 2018.06.21 Immigration Girl - Time Magazine never ran a cover article complaining about immigrant abuse during Obama, when this was happening more widely. But they photoshopped a FakeNews picture on their cover (and worse article) with Trump looking down callously on a girl that was crying and being separated from her mother. The context of the original makes it worse. American outlets (NYT, WaPo, etc) don't fact check their own kind, so it was the DailyMail that broke the fraud.
- 2017.01.20 MLK Bust - Time/Examiner - Trump pulled the MLK bust out of Oval Office. Never mind, it was moved in the same room, and the Churchill bust that Obama removed was brought back. Lesson: don't shittweet before factcheck!
- 2016 Cover Bias - The photos you choose (or covers), can tell quite a story about your intent/bias. Time Magazine has a proud history of demonstrating bias in photojournalism.
- 2015.08.03 Koch lies - The far left hates Koch brothers, and so Time felt distorting his tweet against bombs/weapons, into a claim that he's pro-bombing, is par for the propagandists course.
- 1998.06.07 Tailwind - CNN/Time Magazine Falsely Reports the U.S. military used nerve gas in a mission to kill American defectors in Laos during the Vietnam War -- and has to offer a 54 page retraction about everything they got wrong.
- 1938 Hitler: Time Man of the Year - While "Man of the Year" isn't always a good thing (and is about "impact"), the truth is that Time was sometimes fawning and positive about Hitler. It's like the old joke, "But he was great with Dogs and Children"... which might be true, but doesn't overshadow the other character and behavioral flaws that they chose not to dwell on.