Did former President George H.W. Bush die of an Oxycontin overdose because he wanted to be with his wife Barbara who passed away several weeks ago? No, that's not true, the death hoax was made up by a site set up to troll conservatives and Trump supporters into sharing fake news. It is not real.
Former President George Herbert Walker Bush has died of an overdose of the narcotic Oxycontin, according to a source from the Clam Shack in Kennebunkport, Maine. Jonathon Clam, owner of the small restaurant famous for being 41's favorite, says he was heartbroken when he dropped of the Bush's order to find his old friend clinging to life in a chaise lounge by the pool:
"He liked it when the people from town called him 41. I was there with 3 cakes and a couple a rolls for the Secret Service boys when I saw him. He was frothing at the mouth and his eyes were op[en and glazed-over. I felt for a pulse but got nothing.
Users on social media only saw this title, description and thumbnail:
The opioid epidemic has claimed yet another life.
The site comes with a clear satire disclaimer at the bottom of each article:
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, OR ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
If you disagree with the definition of satire or have decided it is synonymous with "comedy," you should really just move along.
The owner and main writer of the site is self-professed liberal troll Christopher Blair, a man from Maine who has made it his full time job to troll gullible conservatives and Trump supporters into liking and sharing his articles. He runs several other websites, including potatriotpost.us, dailyworldupdate.us and nofakenewsonline.us. Sometimes he is also known under his nickname "Busta Troll". A second man working on the sites is John Prager as revealed in this earlier story we wrote.
Articles from Blair's sites frequently get copied by "real" fake news sites who often omit the satire disclaimer and any other hints the stories are fake. Blair has tried to get these sites shut down in the past but new ones keep cropping up and he keeps knocking them down.
If you see one of his stories on a site that does not contain a satire disclaimer, assume it is fake news. If you do see the satire disclaimer it is of course also fake news.
We wrote about dailyworldupdate.us before, here are our most recent articles that mention the site:
- Fake News: Obama NOT Caught Smuggling Booze, Drugs And Underage Girls Into Enemy Territory
- Fake News: Santa Fe Killer Did NOT Confess His Love For Obama
- Newest Site From 'Ghana' Fake News Network Copies Christopher Blair's Footer
- Fake News: Michelle Wolf's Vulgar Jokes Did NOT Just Cost Her $4 Million.
- Fake News: Hillary Clinton NOT Killed In Monster Truck Mishap