Media Pushes Fake News: Jewish Family Did Not Flee Lancaster

The media has been pushing out a fake story. It goes like this: Breitbart and Fox News caused a Jewish family to flee after being falsely blamed for causing a local elementary school to cancel a Christmas play. The play was Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

There’s just one problem. It did not happen.

The Huffington Post ran a story on it. Slate ran a story on it. Talking Points Memo ran a story on it. Even the local Lancaster newspaper ran a story on it. In fact, in the screen shot above, you can see all the leftwing news outlets that rushed to attack Fox News over something that did not happen.

Well, the Anti-Defamation League tracked down the Jewish family that supposedly fled. They had gone on vacation.

Now, of course, the liberal outlets are taking a “false, but accurate” approach claiming the family really did get a lot of harassment, but ignore the “fleeing” part.

The reason the school canceled the play was because it consumed too much class and teacher time. And, you know, these days the schools have to focus on studying for standardized tests.

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