Metamorphosis of a UK news story into a Trump hate piece.

A progressive friend on FB, who post a lot of “click bait” Trump hating news stories recently posted a story originally on Alternativemediasyndicate.com (AMS) that was posted on FB by FreakOutNation (FON), the “click bait” site on FB in this case.  At the time of this writing FON had 811 likes and 662 shares of the story.  They also have a domain; freakoutnation.com.  Both domains hide behind proxies, WHOISGUARD, INC in the case of FON and Registration Private Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC in the case of AMS.

The headline “Trump Supporter “Kicked Pregnant Muslim Woman In Stomach Killing Unborn Twins” with a graphic picture of an injured woman lying on the ground.

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Photo from AMS

It turns out that the incident took place in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK vice America as implied by “Trump Supporter”.

An image search on Google and Google UK found no matches, leading me to believe that the photo was never published in any of the UK reports of the incident.  The AMS site has a propensity to use unrelated photos in their stories.  A story on a 2016 pipeline leak featured an image of a 2008 pipeline fire.

The August 6, 2017 incident was widely reported in the UK press (Guardian, Sun, Standard, Huffington Post UK, Metro, Telegraph and others).

The Metro reported under the headline “Man charged over racist attack in which woman lost unborn twins”

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/02/06/man-charged-over-racist-attack-in-which-woman-lost-unborn-twins-6430971/#ixzz4Y6EcdH2z

The Huffington Post, UK edition, ran this headline “Pregnant Woman Loses Baby After ‘Racist’ Attack In Milton Keynes”

Read more: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:t7pbhpZdFuoJ:www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/pregnant-woman-loses-her-baby-after-racist-attack-in-milton-keynes_uk_57d812c1e4b0a32e2f6ce9da+&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Now for the AMS story:

A MAN was charged today charged over a race attack on a pregnant woman who later lost her unborn twin babies.

[Today would be September 13/14, 2017, the date he was arrested and charged.]

David Gallacher, 37, is accused of assaulting the mum-to-be by kicking her in the stomach as she walked close to a mosque.

[All UK reports indicate “The woman was attacked as she returned to her car from a shop at 198 Water Eaton Road”.  The closest Mosque is over a half mile away.]

Gallacher has been bailed to appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court
He also allegedly attacked a man who tried to intervene during the incident in Milton Keynes, Bucks., last August.

The unnamed woman, who is a mum-of-four, was forced to flee her home in fear as a result of the assault.

[Not reported in any of the UK sources I looked at published in September, it was reported in February 6 Sun story.]

Her 40-year-old husband also had to give up his job as a taxi driver to stay home and reassure his traumatised wife.

[Not reported in any of the UK sources I looked at published in September, it was reported in February 6 Sun story.]

He also allegedly attacked a man who tried to intervene during the incident in Milton Keynes, Bucks., last August.

Before they were scrubbed, social media pages, including Facebook indicated Gallacher was a “fan” of Donald Trump.

[A little vague in the tie to Trump, “indicated” & “fan” don’t translate as supporter to me.  No screen captures provided.]

[Support – to uphold (a person, cause, policy, etc.) by aid, countenance, one’s vote, etc.; back; second.  How does a homeless man in UK “aid” “countenance” or “vote” for DJT?]

[Report is dated September 13/14 based on today above.  If they were “scrubbed” at that time how did AMS gain access to them before they were scrubbed?]

[A Google UK search for “Trump +”Milton Keynes” +pregnant” produced no results leading me to believe that the FB reference may be false, supported by a search “”david gallacher” “milton keynes” +facebook” which found no results.]

Gallacher was today charged with assault causing actual bodily harm, assault by beating and two counts of racially/religiously aggravated assault.

[A charge of “child destruction” in the death of the twins, has not been filed, it is very difficult to prove in an English court.]

He has also been charged with three counts of assaulting a constable as they arrested a man in a separate incident on September 14 last year.

Gallacher, of no fixed abode, has been bailed to appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on 14 March.

After publishing this article, I found that Snopes.com also published a review of the claim, also finding it a mixture.

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