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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Pre-order Fake News Follies of 2017

Fake News Follies of 2017 taking pre-orders at Kindle for release on Tuesday.

Order it here.

It will be in paperback soon.

And of course autographed copies are available by writing me at

I will send an email of an extra chapter that did not make the cut.

So what is the book about? I described it on Amazon this way:

The worst nightmare of America's news media elites came true on November 8, 2016, when the people of the United States elected Donald John Trump as their 45th president.

The press decided that was a mistake that the media would correct. For the next year, the Fourth Estate saw its mission as bringing down the new president.

Instead, journalists brought themselves down, as they wasted their credibility away by reporting Fake News.

Their repeated attempts to thwart the president became comical. It was like watching a real life Road Runner cartoon, with the press playing the role of Wile E. Coyote. Their Fake News scandals backfired like so many bombs from Acme.

There was the Fake News about a 27-cent foreclosure of an elderly woman.

There was the Fake News about the first lady refusing to live in the White House.

There was the Fake News about the president hiring hookers to urinate in a bed the Obamas had slept in.

There was the Fake News about removing the Martin Luther King bust.

There was the Fake News about a Muslim ban, even though his 6,000-word order contained neither word.

And those were just some of the Fake News from January. The lies of 2017 continued for another 11 months. No president has faced a more hostile and less accurate press in the history of America.

There was the Fake News about health insurance not covering rapes.

There was the Fake News about Ivanka's foundation, which did not exist.

There was the Fake News about overfeeding koi fish, officials refusing to shake the president's hand, and above all, there was the Fake News about Russia, Russia, Russia.

Daily, the news media proved the president was correct when he said, "The leaks are real, the news is fake."

Retired newspaperman Don Surber painstakingly chronicled the folly of all this Fake News for the amusement and education of his readers.

The book begins:

"In 2017, the media and Democratic Party officials defined Fake News as websites that look like news sites but disseminate information that is false or misleading. They included satirical sites. President Trump and his supporters defined Fake News as news organizations that deliberately disseminated false stories. They did not include satirical sites. I define Fake News as the fog of war. In 2017, much of the political media chose to go to war with Donald John Trump. They did not choose wisely."

Fake News Follies of 2017 applies the same wit and wisdom he used in Trump the Press, which covered how the press blew Trump's nomination, and Trump the Establishment, which covered how the press blew Trump's election.

Someday, the press may go back to reporting the news fair and balanced. Then, Mister Surber will finally be able to fully retire.

Until then, enjoy the Fake News Follies of 2017. It is a fun, factual, and fascinating account of how journalists had a group nervous breakdown.



  1. I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a copy today.

    -J. Wellington Wimpy

  2. Ordered! I'll give it a read and get back with you on additional copies. Should be fun!

  3. Ahem. "The check is in the mail."

    Can't wait to Read The Whole Thing! (And that's not Fake News!)


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