I Stand Corrected

AA7BD683-988A-47C5-B659-8BDE8CF14FE6I sincerely and humbly apologize. I am guilty of having passed fake news on to all who read this post of mine yesterday.

In that post, I wrote that televangelist Jim Bakker claimed that the reason Donald Trump was in a hotel room all alone with Stormy Daniels was because he was sharing with her how Jesus Christ had changed his life and how Jesus could also save her from her sins as a porn star.

Last night, I was in bed and couldn’t stop thinking about that story and how it truly seemed to be beyond belief. Well, it turns out that it was, indeed, beyond belief. I went to the Snopes.com website and learned, much to my chagrin, that the story was a complete fabrication.

My source for that “news” that I posted about was an article in The Babylon Bee. I have since discovered that The Babylon Bee is a satirical evangelical Christian website that is known (although not by me) for its over-the-top fake stories about pastors, politicians, and celebrities.

And now I feel awful about having posted what turned out to be total bullshit.

I do hope that my credibility with you, my readers, hasn’t been completely destroyed and I am asking — no begging — for your forgiveness for having uncritically passed on what I should have recognized as satire.

10 thoughts on “I Stand Corrected

  1. Michael April 8, 2018 / 3:36 am

    It was that far from the truth I didn’t think. But you are forgiven….and it did brighten my day…

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  2. Richmond Road April 8, 2018 / 4:36 am

    Don’t be so hard on yourself. It was not ‘fake news’ …. merely unconfirmed news. How can we be certain that Mr Trump’s intentions were not entirely honourable? The newspapers are full to the brim at present with stories of men whose selfless acts of Christian compassion and philanthropy have been mistaken for misogynistic abuses of privilege.

    “Me too!!” I hear them all screaming.

    If we can’t trust the the democratically elected leader of the free world to act honourably in an hotel room with a naked porn star then who can we trust???

    Before you know it people will be suggesting that respected members of the clergy can’t be trusted with ten year old choir boys!! Or that psychopaths are not to be trusted with nuclear weapons.

    I am happy to accept your original post as fact.

    Mr Trump may indeed be a failed businessman and an astonishingly dreadful reality game show host. But in terms of shining a light on the path to moral righteousness for impressionable young ladies with enormous breasts I see no reason not to believe that he is a natural leader.

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    • Fandango April 8, 2018 / 7:29 am

      Thank you, thank you, thank you. I feel SO much better now!

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  3. Michael April 8, 2018 / 5:36 am

    If it’s not true this week it will be true next week and if it’s not true of Jim it will be true of some other loon 😉

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    • Fandango April 8, 2018 / 7:33 am

      Probably! And I still believe that Putin has a pee-pee tape of Trump in a Moscow hotel. That’s the only explanation for the way Trump has his nose so far up Putin’s ass.

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  4. baddadcartoons101 April 8, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    Well, Trump has been involved with so many bizarre and outrageous stories it does become hard to differentiate truth from fiction, maybe that’s the genius of the man (did I just include the word genius and Trump in the same response?) forgiven!

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