After four years of fake news, many viewers got to see the Fine People Hoax debunked for the first time by former President Donald Trump’s lawyers during the second impeachment trial. The legacy media responded to this bombshell news by not covering it.
The Fine People Hoax
If you are one of the tens of millions of Americans who still do not know what the Fine People Hoax is, here is a recap: In 2017, different unrelated groups protested the takedown of a statue of General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, VA. Some of these were just concerned citizens who didn’t like eradicating history; others were white nationalists and neo-Nazis.
After the rally, President Donald Trump was asked at a press conference to condemn the protesters. He replied that he would only condemn the immoral elements, but added that there were also some “very fine people” in the crowd. A few seconds later, he clarified that “I am not talking about the white nationalists and the neo-Nazis because they should be condemned totally.”
Later, the mainstream media outlets started repeating the hoax that Trump had called neo-Nazis “very fine people” when he did the exact opposite.
It became such a pervasive media-manufactured lie that President Joe Biden cited it as the number one reason he ran for president in 2020. Biden has repeated the hoax dozens of times, but where’s the media fact check?
The Impeachment Trial
During the second impeachment trial, Trump’s lawyer, David Schoen, methodically dissected how the House managers faked evidence by showing a side-by-side comparison of the dishonestly edited video clips and the full context that reversed or changed their meaning.
One of the clips he showed was the Fine People Hoax compared to the unedited statement. Many of the senators learned, likely for the first time, that they had been subjected to a massive media hoax.
Even Schoen admitted to only learning about the debunking of the hoax the day before he presented the evidence in the trial – evidence of how massive and pervasive the media collusion has been.
As if to underscore their dishonesty, the legacy media remained deathly silent on Schoen’s bombshell presentation. An internet search through Google reveals that not a single major news outlet, including Fox News, reported on this most recent debunking. Other search engines, such as DuckDuckGo and Bing, corroborate the finding.
The silence speaks volumes. If the media were genuinely ignorant about the hoax and only just learned about it, like Schoen, the revelation would have been widely reported as breaking news. The total media blackout doesn’t just demonstrate they knew; it shows they deliberately continue to hide the truth.
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