When Ben Collins says "this post of it alone,” he is referring to the fact that "AmericanNews.com” is not the only "news outlet” sharing this "scoop.”

There's a story at ANews24.org.

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The article reads, in part:

Hollywood star, Denzel Washington is usually catching some heat through supporters of President Obama after calling his agenda “anti-Christian.” Washington talked out about his own Christian beliefs during the 1999 interview. During the interview, he shared his story of how he or she uncovered religion.
As the particular son of a preacher and spending a majority of his time in the church, he grew to become rebellious as a teen. After what Washington calls a personal face along with God, he came back in order to the church in his 20s. “I had this particular tremendous physical and spiritual experience. ”

Interesting!

There's a story at AmericanPoliticNews.

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It cites Breitbart.com, but Breitbart didn't have any such story. There was a story at Breitbartt, though, with two Ts. One reader wasn't concerned whether it was fake. Hehehe.

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The Breitbartt story?

Hollywood star, Denzel Washington is usually catching some heat through supporters of President Obama after calling his agenda “anti-Christian.” Washington talked out about his own Christian beliefs during the 1999 interview. During the interview, he shared his story of how he or she uncovered religion.
As the particular son of a preacher and spending a majority of his time in the church, he grew to become rebellious as a teen. After what Washington calls a personal face along with God, he came back in order to the church in his 20s. “I had this particular tremendous physical and spiritual experience.”

Interesting!

Most of these stories aren't even new. The one from AmericanNews noted by Collins was published 19 hours ago, which is probably why it's the one that's trending right now.

The one at USANewsHome (banner title: USA Home News) is from Aug. 7.

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The one from Observatorial (shared 115,000 times) is dated Oct. 4.

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The one from TheCarsMagazine is dated Nov. 1 — a crucial, last-minute endorsement for Trump!

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The site SupremePatriot isn't too subtle in its pitch: "WOW! Let’s share this EVERYWHERE in support of Denzel! This is a MAJOR shock for the liberal run Hollywood!”

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How this whole thing started isn't clear, perhaps predictably. There was an article from thePoliticalInsider dated December that mentions Washington getting an award at the Golden Globes. It praises his long marriage and family life and says the actor "sets an example that Obama-voting liberals can’t stand.” Someone who shared the AmericanPoliticNews article credits this as the source, even though the article itself credits Breitbart.

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There are debunks of the story, too, including one at Snopes.com. That debunking links back to the ANews24 story. One person shared the Snopes story while also disparaging Snopes as being "a huge liberal.”

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And to think people say Facebook has a fake-news problem.


 

Further reading:

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