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By Stan Greene
Observer Staff Writer 

Snopes.com Labels Story That Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Has Cancer, as "Fake News"

As part of its war on Conservative news sites, Google removes SMobserved.com as a news source for breaking the RBG story.

 

January 19, 2019

Ruth Bader Binsburg as she is sworn into the Supreme Court

The sad news broke Friday morning. US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, underwent surgery for lung cancer. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/21/supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-85-reportedly-undergoes-lung-procedure-.html

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, underwent a lung procedure on Friday, the Supreme Court said in a release. She is "resting comfortably" at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. There was no evidence of any remaining disease following the surgery, the court said.

You could have read it here first, however, since we posted the news in September. https://www.smobserved.com/story/2018/11/29/politics/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-will-retire-from-the-us-supreme-court-in-january-2019/3658.html

Snopes.com, a fact check website closely connected to Google, which famously employs strippers as "fact checkers," called out the Santa Monica Observer as running a "fake news website" and said our story was "false." Will David Mikkelson apologize now?

Google actually excluded us as a news site, in line with their policy of excluding conservative news sites. https://www.google.com/search?q=is+google+excluding+conservative+news+sites?&oq=is+google+excluding+conservative+news+sites?&aqs=chrome..69i57.13373j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

It appears that this was over the RBG cancer story, which we broke in September, and which received numerous inquiries and about 500,000 hits or views.

The release from RBG's office reads: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a pulmonary lobectomy today at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests performed at George Washington University Hospital to diagnose and treat rib fractures sustained in a fall on November 7. According to the thoracic surgeon, Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation. Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease. Scans performed before surgery indicated no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body. Currently, no further treatment is planned. Justice Ginsburg is resting comfortably and is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days. Updates will be provided as they become available.

 

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