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Even though the news media isn't fake per se, it doesn't always get things right either! Here are some cringeworthy examples :

Sent To The Printers Too Soon

In the 2016 United States presidential election, the magazine Newsweek printed a special edition with the title "Madam President" (with Clinton's face on the cover) and sent them to stores. Following Donald Trump's upset victory, they had to recall those copies.


Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/madam-president-newsweek-copies-sale-online-buyer-beware-n690411

Best Of Fox News

Trump Cuts U.S. Aid To 3 "Mexican" Countries

Source: NBC News

Fox News: Civil Rights Tragedies May Translate In Stock Market Gains!

Source: Twitter

Source: Twitter (yeah, that's for real)

Source: Politifact and Twitter (needless to say, the idea that a president will get to tell people what to eat is a blatant lie).

Anti-Soviet Warrior Puts His Army On The Road To Peace

Source: Twitter

To say Alex Trebek's Jeopardy premiere was poorly reviewed is an understatement!

Titanic Sinking; No Lives Lost

Source: Wikimedia

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes: The Next Steve Jobs

Sources: Amazon seller (see also)

Hitler Tamed By Prison (1924)

Sources: New York Times, Washington Post

Berlin Views Hitler Calmly (1933)

Source: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hitler-1933-wsj-article/

Uber Creep Jeffrey Epstein Is Ready To Mingle

Source: https://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/30-posts-that-did-not-age-well/86268747/

Cosby Fact: He was once the most admired man in America!

Source: Twitter

"Here Are Precautions I Take To Guard My Kids From Kidnappers And Child Abusers", By Bill Cosby

Source: https://www.nationalenquirer.com/photos/bill-cosby-rape-trial-molest-kids/

Batteries In The Fireplace

Source: Me.me

Asbestos Shoveling Contest

Source: Reddit

Heroin As Over-The-Counter & Non-Addictive Cold Relief

Note: "Recommended as a safe and non-addictive cure for morphine addiction" is worst than another poorly-aged ad slogan: "More Doctors Smoke Camels Than Any Other Cigarette".

Source: https://www.movieposters.com/products/heroin-mpw-77609

World War Averted!

Source: Associated Press, 1914 (via Forbes)