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"Fake News" Writer Who "Felt Responsible For Trump's Election" Found Dead In Phoenix
09-27-2017, 12:04 PM,
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"Fake News" Writer Who "Felt Responsible For Trump's Election" Found Dead In Phoenix
"Fake News" Writer Who "Felt Responsible For Trump's Election" Found Dead In Phoenix

<p>A self-described "fake news" writer, and no he didn't write for CNN or the New York Times, has been found dead in Phoenix <strong>of an apparent "accidental overdose."&nbsp; </strong>According to The Hill, Paul Horner often said that he <strong>felt "responsible for Trump's election"</strong> because of how many of his fake news stories went viral over Facebook and Twitter <strong>but an immediate inconsistency arises when you realize the "Horner" doesn't sound Russian at all.</strong></p>
<p>Here's more from <a href="http://thehill.com/homenews/news/352620-fake-news-writer-in-2016-presidential-election-found-dead">The Hill</a>:</p>
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<p>Horner, whose fake news stories often went viral on Facebook and Twitter, told The Intersect, a Washington Post blog, last year that Trump supporters were especially susceptible to being fooled.</p>
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<p><strong>“My sites were picked up by Trump supporters all the time,”</strong> Horner said. <strong>“I think Trump is in the White House because of me."</strong></p>
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<p><strong>“His followers don’t fact-check anything — they’ll post everything, believe anything. </strong>His campaign manager posted my story about a protester getting paid $3,500 as fact. Like, I made that up. I posted a fake ad on Craigslist.”</p>
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<p>Horner also said at the time he published his hoax stories to make Trump supporters look bad.</p>
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<p><strong>“I thought they’d fact-check it, and it’d make them look worse,”</strong> Horner said. “I mean, that’s how this always works: Someone posts something I write, then they find out it’s false, then they look like idiots.</p>
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<p><strong>“But Trump supporters — they just keep running with it! They never fact-check anything! </strong>Now he’s in the White House. Looking back, instead of hurting the campaign, I think I helped it. And that feels [bad].”</p>
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<p><img src="http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user230519/imageroot/2017/09/27/2017.09.27%20-%20Paul%20Horner_0.JPG" alt="Fake News" width="600" height="319" /></p>
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<p><strong>So what kind of "fake news" stories, written by Horner, were so powerful that they could sway an entire presidential election?</strong>&nbsp; Well, as <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/11/17/facebook-fake-news-writer-i-think-donald-trump-is-in-the-white-house-because-of-me/?utm_term=.733a3821fb60">Wapo </a>pointed out last November, this piece noting that the Amish community in America had thrown their full support behind Trump apparently went a long way toward accomplishing that goal.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user230519/imageroot/2017/09/27/2017.09.27%20-%20Amish.JPG"><img src="http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user230519/imageroot/2017/09/27/2017.09.27%20-%20Amish_0.JPG" alt="Horner" width="600" height="313" /></a></p>
<p>Ironically, we don't even recall Hillary ever blaming Horner for her loss...which is a disaster because she's going to have to republish an edited version of "What Happened" now.&nbsp; </p>


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