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#[[Dinesh D'Souza]] made illegal [[straw donor]] campaign contributions to a U.S. Senate candidate and then misled the candidate about the source of the contributions.<ref>https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/dinesh-d-souza-sentenced-manhattan-federal-court-five-years-probation-campaign-finance</ref>
#After the [[2016 U.S. Presidential election]], there was a lot of talk and even hysteria among liberals about "[[fake news]]". However, while liberals portrayed it as a problem with [[conservative media]], it was revealed that many fake news sites were actually run by liberal Democrats who did what they did in an attempt to discredit conservatives and [[Donald Trump]].<ref>Dewey, Caitlin (November 17, 2016). [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=.b3656316a9a1 Facebook fake-news writer: ‘I think Donald Trump is in the White House because of me’]. ''The Washington Post''. Retrieved December 8, 2016.</ref><ref>Sydell, Laura (November 23, 2016). [http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/11/23/503146770/npr-finds-the-head-of-a-covert-fake-news-operation-in-the-suburbs We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here's What We Learned]. ''NPR''. Retrieved December 8, 2016.</ref>
#Also after the 2016 election, several violent and disturbing anti-Trump attacks occurred throughout the nation against Trump supporters or supposed Trump supporters. <ref>Nolte, John (July 5, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/07/05/rap-sheet-acts-of-media-approved-violence-and-harassment-against-trump-supporters/ Rap Sheet: ***70*** Acts of Media-Approved Violence and Harassment Against Trump Supporters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 5, 2018.</ref> Despite these attacks, liberals and leftists only focused on alleged attacks by Trump supporters against minorities and others (the false leftist narrative, although being blatantly false and one-sided, fits their manufactured narrative that Trump supporters are "racist" and "evil" and that leftists are "tolerant" and "forgiving"). It was found that despite the numerous real anti-Trump attacks, several of the alleged attacks made by "pro-Trump" people were found to be hoaxes.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/05/facebook-live-attack-latest-in-string-anti-trump-assaults.html Facebook Live attack the latest in string of anti-Trump assaults]. ''Fox News''. January 5, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2017.</ref><ref>Huston, Warner Todd (May 5, 2017). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/05/another-hate-crime-hoax-church-organist-admits-he-vandalized-his-own-church-with-trump-and-nazi-slogans/ Another Hate Crime Hoax: Church Organist Admits He Vandalized His Own Church with Trump and Nazi Slogans]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 5, 2017.</ref>
#There have been numerous times where both Republicans and Democrats have made the same or similar gaffes, but the media only focuses on, or criticizes, the gaffe when the Republican says it.<ref>Shaw, Adam (March 10, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/10/four-times-republicans-faced-outrage-for-things-dems-did-first.html Four times Republicans faced outrage for things Dems did first]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 13, 2017.</ref>
#When Republican Presidents [[George W. Bush]] and Donald Trump fired [[United States Attorney|federal prosecutors]], the mainstream media went hysterical, but they had no problem when Presidents Clinton and Obama did the same thing.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/13/media-pivots-on-trumps-prosecutor-purge-after-learning-clinton-obama-did-same.html Media pivots on Trump's prosecutor purge after learning Clinton, Obama did the same]. ''Fox News''. March 13, 2017. Retrieved March 13, 2017.</ref>
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