publication date: Monday, August 6, 2018 (part of Summer 2018)

category: Controversy

clue: His fake news may have helped cause the biggest news event of 2016. The following year, he lost his life to a health epidemic that you might have heard about in the real news.

explanation: Horner was a satirical writer whose humorous articles were passed around as fact during the 2016 election, and he was sometimes credited with helping Donald Trump get elected president. He died of an opioid overdose in 2017. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Matthew Preston


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