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Fake News: NO 2 Democrat Congressmen On ISIS Payroll, NOT Arrested For Treason

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Mon, 04 Sep 2017 19:17:52 Z)

Fake satire website The Resistance: The Last Line of Defense posted an article titled "BREAKING: 2 Democrat Congressmen On ISIS Payroll Arrested For Treason". The article claims:

ISIS has managed to infiltrate the Halls of Congress, according to a verified source inside the Justice Department. Two US Representatives, both Democrats, have been removed from the building and brought to a "secure facility for enemy combatants."

What that means, according to Sgt. Franklin Omalley at the Pentagon, is that two United States citizens have given up their rights for actions deemed hostile to the American public at large:

"From the limited information being fed to the NCO level, we can safely say that these two men aren't just sympathizers. They are full contributors who believe in and champion the cause. The NSA believes they are entrenched enough that suicide bombings inside the Capitol may have been on the table."
The two men, Rep Harold Somersworth of Maryland's 43rd district and Rep Omar Sali of New Jersey's 112th, will face a trial if they are deemed to be within their rights as citizens to habeas corpus. If not, which is completely up to President Trump and the NSA, they will be sent to a holding facility as prisoners of war until terrorism is defeated.

The network of fake news websites that The Last Line of Defense is part of has really been on a roll lately, with two major fake stories that managed to spread far and wide in the past week: the the Texas mosque that refused to help Harvey victims and the muslim mayor that banned Christmas.

Of course this story is fake too: Maryland only has eight congressional districts and New Jersey currently has twelve. Rep Harold Somersworth and Rep Omar Sali don't exist. The people in the arrest photo are ex Hoboken, NJ mayor Peter Cammarano (a democrat who was arrested for corruption) and John Walker of Little Rock, AR (a lawyer who was arrested for filming a traffic stop).

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And if that doesn't convince you, maybe the disclaimer at the bottom of the article will:

In a cynical world where the news of the day often seems fake, The Last Line of Defense offers today's busy conservative a place to go to read things they'll enjoy and congregate with a bunch of people they agree with. So while everything on this site is a satirical work of fiction, we are proud to present it to those who will have called it real anyway.

So don't fall for this fake news story either, and warn the people who are spreading it online they have been fooled by a master troll.

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About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

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