Intolerant people are the first ones to accuse others of being intolerant. hateful activists are the first to accuse others of being haters. Members of the liberal media are the first to accuse conservative news outlets of promoting fake news when they are more guilty of broadcasting fake news as in the recent fake news used in their attempt to stop the permitting of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The photo was startling, showing teepees engulfed in flames with a caption condemning police for setting a Dakota Access protest camp on fire.
The only problem: It wasn’t true. Even as the image created an uproar Thursday on social media, websites such as Gizmodo and Snopes reported that the frame was taken from the 2007 HBO film “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.”
The picture, which appeared under the heading “International War Crime” on the left-wing Alternative Media Syndicate, also had been doctored. The original publicity shot included no snow or bales of hay, but as Gizmodo’s Matt Novak pointed out, the picture accompanying the Dakota Access story did.