Monday, 7 August 2017

Hillary Clinton And Grandchildren Missing After Freak Hot Air Balloon Incident Is Fake News

Hillary Clinton and two of her grandchildren missing during a hot air balloon is fake news. There is no truth to a news article that is claiming Clinton went missing along with her grandchildren after they took a hot air balloon. Where did this fake news originate?

America’s Last Line of Defense published the article on Aug. 5, 2017, reporting that the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate is missing during a hot air balloon ride. You can read the fake news article below.

Authorities in Southwest Nebraska are searching diligently for a hot air balloon that lost its ability to navigate and floated off course and into an oncoming storm. Nebraska State Police Captain William Milford told Fox News.

“It was a freak thing, really. The balloon went up just fine and then we got a distress call. The Kinutee flaps that allow the pilot to steer had failed and the ozone flange was stuck, so they couldn’t simply land. They floated right into the jetstream, basically, and now we have no idea where they are. Naturally our main concern is for the children.”

The children would be Hillary’s two grandchildren from her daughter, Chelsea. Robin Marie, 4, and Jared, 18 months, are both considered missing and high priority. No foul play is suspected.

Authorities have been notified all across Nebraska as well as states to the south, as that’s the direction the wind is expected to blow. The balloon, sponsored by TD Bank, was lost from view from aircraft above when it entered the Kippewamsah National Forest and was lost among the trees. It is currently traveling at about 150 feet, well below radar capabilities.

The pilot stopped communicating less than an hour after the incident by radio and there is no cell service for hundreds of miles. We’ll keep you updated on this developing story.

However, there is no truth to the above story. No major media outlet is reporting on Clinton or her grandchildren missing following a hot air balloon ride.

Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.

The Last Line of Defense, a web site known to publish only fabricated news. Last Line of Defense’s disclaimer states the following:

DISCLAIMER: America’s Last Line of Defense is a satirical publication that uses the imagination of liberals to expose the extreme bigotry and hate and subsequent blind gullibility that festers in right-wing nutjobs. We present fiction as fact and our sources don’t actually exist. Names that represent actual people and places are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and do not in any way depict reality.

What did you think of the fake news about Clinton and her two grandchildren missing in a hot air balloon? Did you believe it or see people sharing it falsely on social media? Let us know in the comments section.

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