Calling the current liberal “journalism” climate a joke would be a massive understatement.

Quite possibly the most irresponsible case of journalism filled with surreal accusations designed to completely malign Trump’s presidency was published this week.

In the most epic Internet trolling of all time, a 35-page “secret” dossier was passed around to the highest levels of government slandering President-elect Donald Trump in the most preposterous way.

It was then illegally given to BuzzFeed who published all 35 pages of the document in its entirety, but then also stated all of the information published was “unverified.”

It took an astounding 3 “investigative” journalists to write a story even they admitted could be false – and yet still ran with it anyway.

Then CNN reported on it.

No fact checking. Nothing.

BuzzFeed and CNN both chose to run a story from “unverified” sources, and ultimately defied any sort of semblance of journalistic integrity.

For all anyone knows, this source – which is supposed to be a British M-I6 agent – could be a 40-year-old disgruntled Trump-hater who still lives in his mother’s basement.

When the report was attacked for being completely unsubstantiated, Ben Smith, BuzzFeed’s editor-in-chief, responded with, “Americans can make up their own minds.”

And two things have already been proven to be false in the secret dossier.

Trump’s attorney and legal counsel, Michael Cohen, was central to “the ongoing secret liaison relationship between the New York tycoon’s campaign and Russian leadership,” and supposedly met secretly with Kremlin officials in Prague in August of 2016.

Cohen vehemently denied this and claimed he had never been to Prague in his life.

So Donald Trump asked to see his passport – and sure enough, his passport verified he has never been to Prague and had been visiting USC with his son during the time he was apparently placed in Prague.

Also in the report was a reference to a company called “Alpha Group” – except that’s not at all how you spell it because it’s spelled “Alfa Group”.

In his last press conference before becoming Mr. President, Donald Trump addressed these preposterous accusations.

Trump said:

“I think it was disgraceful, disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out.

I think it’s a disgrace, and I say that, and I say that, and that’s something that Nazi Germany would have done and did do. 

I think it’s a disgrace.  That information that was false and fake and never happened got released to the public. As far as BuzzFeed, which is a failing pile of garbage, writing it, I think they’re going to suffer the consequences.”

Trump even refused to answer a CNN reporter’s questions, saying, “You’re fake news!”

This is officially the downward spiral towards CNN’s eminent doom, but they’ve lost their credibility by their own devices.

When a news source publishes a story that hasn’t been fact-checked, and clearly has no basis in reality, it becomes a tabloid.

CNN and BuzzFeed have officially become The National Enquirer.

Trying to trace this “fake news” epidemic back to its point of origin, or patient zero, is tough to accurately pinpoint.

But it might have been when Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News – who was once voted one of the most trusted people in America – lied about seeing a helicopter being shot down during the Iraq War 12 years ago, but then was discovered in February of 2015.

He lied to sensationalize a story – he lied and created artificial credibility so he could weave the narrative of his agenda.

The only difference is now it has evolved to slander and has become an exponentially worse political witch-hunt.