Blake Shelton has gone on the record to support Jason Aldean amid his new song controversy … at least that’s what a satire site wants you to believe, anyway.
Here’s the deal … Blake is trending this weekend, and it’s all because of this fake article that has him quoted as explicitly backing Aldean amid the whole “Try That In A Small Town” fracas — which has divided a lot of people, especially after the music video was released.
The story comes from a site called The Dunning-Kruger Times — which labels itself as “America’s Last Line of Defense.” This article of theirs is headlined as such … “Blake Shelton Cancels $30 Million Project With CMT: ‘Jason Is My Friend.'” The problem … it’s a BS piece.
The reason we know this — aside from the fact this is literally the only “media outlet” reporting such a story — is that DKT itself calls itself a website that’s just for laughs.
Their “About Us” page spells it out clearly … “Dunning-Kruger-Times.com is a subsidiary of the ‘America’s Last Line of Defense’ network of parody, satire, and tomfoolery, or as Snopes called it before they lost their war on satire: Junk News.” AKA, it’s one big fat joke.
Although this site has openly laid out their intentions — namely, laughing at conservatives — folks on the right have ran with this fake story regardless … lifting it up as a rallying cry.
While Blake and Jason have certainly been on friendly terms in the past … the former has not said anything about all the hubbub his new song/video has caused — and yet, it appears folks genuinely believe he’s on Jason’s side. Unfortunately for them, there’s no truth to it.
Strangely enough, this article hasn’t been hit with a fact check on Twitter yet … something Elon and co. have seemingly gone out of their way to do for needed context. Bizarre, indeed.