PHOENIX (AP) — A leading purveyor of fake news in the 2016 presidential
election has died outside Phoenix at the age of 38.
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Casey said Tuesday
authorities discovered Paul Horner dead in his bed on Sept. 18.
Casey said the Maricopa County medical examiner performed an autopsy
which showed there were no signs of foul play. He said Horner had a
history of prescription drug abuse and that “evidence at the scene
suggested this could be an accidental overdose.”
wait! Firstly, he wasn't famous because, well, have you ever
Paul Horner? Secondly, his affairs d'acompli include:
Horner was known for writing false stories and disseminating
hoaxes that often went viral on Facebook and hoodwinked thousands of
They included a story falsely claiming President Barack
Obama was gay and a radical Muslim, and another saying protesters were being paid
thousands of dollars to demonstrate at Donald Trump’s campaign rallies.