Fake News: SHOWDOWN TONIGHT: Los Angeles City Council May NOT Vote To REMOVE Trump's Walk Of Fame Star

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  • by: Alan Duke
Fake News: SHOWDOWN TONIGHT: Los Angeles City Council May NOT Vote To REMOVE Trump's Walk Of Fame Star

A trending report that the Los Angeles city council "may" vote to remove Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star is misleading, although there is some truth included in the story. The truth is that the West Hollywood council does have a resolution for consideration on its August 6 agenda to call on the Los Angeles city council and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove the star. But the Walk of Fame is not in West Hollywood. It is in Hollywood and it is not controlled by the city, but by the privately-controlled chamber. The resolution by the West Hollywood council -- which is known for a liberal agenda -- has no impact on Trump's star.

The story originated from an article published on August 6, 2018 titled "SHOWDOWN TONIGHT: Los Angeles City Council May Vote To REMOVE Trump's Walk Of Fame Star" (archived here) which opened:

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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