SOUTH BEND – The media told you that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. They lied. So dishonest. Terrible.
         
The alternative fact is that the Cleveland Indians won. The Cubs were disqualified for using an illegal immigrant who paid bribes to get to this once-great country to pitch. Cheating. So unfair.
         
But did the failing New York Times tell you that the Cubs were forced to forfeit? No. So biased. Did you hear on any of those TV networks that nobody listens to anymore that the Cubs still haven’t won the World Series since 1908? No. So untruthful.
         
Did you read in this failing South Bend Tribune that the Cubs really aren’t defending champs? No. So slanted. Did Tribune columnist Bill Moor apologize for all his blabbering about “Cubs win!” and flying a “W” flag? No. So disgraceful.
         
What the media report is fake news. What the media fail to report is true. They never had stories about the Bowling Green massacre. They never reported what terrorists did in Sweden. In case you think the media wouldn’t cover up the truth about the World Series, just think of how they covered up all those deaths in Bowling Green. And over in Sweden. Sweden! Who would believe this? Sweden!
         
If they won’t report terrorist massacres, do you think they’d have any trouble in dishonestly covering up the results of a baseball game?
         
Why fake news about the World Series? Easy. Shows their political bias. They don’t want to admit that the Indians really won because Cleveland is in Ohio. That’s one of the many, many states President Trump carried in the biggest Electoral College win since Ronald Reagan. Huge. They want you to believe that a team from Illinois, one of the few states that voted un-American, could have a winner.
         
Living in Chicago is living in hell. The murder rate is so high. A disaster. Somebody told me it was 8 percent. That means if there were 40,000 baseball fans at Wrigley Field, 3,200 of them were murdered. So dangerous. By the end of last season, nobody went to Wrigley Field. Those stories about big crowds were fake news. The alternative attendance estimates put the number of people in a nearly empty park at more like 2,000. So, at least fewer were murdered.
         
And attendance for the South Bend Cubs, pathetic affiliate of the Chicago team, is terrible, too. Nobody goes.
         
Even if the Cubs weren’t forced to forfeit for providing sanctuary to an illegal immigrant right out there on the mound, they would be disqualified for a conspiracy to halt the final game for a so-called rain delay just as the Indians were about to win. Remember how the umpires thought a big rain was coming? They halted play. Had the tarp put down. Gave the Cubs a chance to halt the Indians’ momentum. And there wasn’t much rain at all. Where did the umpires get that report of real rain coming? Fake news. From the lying news media. From radar that was rigged. A conspiracy. Believe me.
         
One good thing about the media covering up this conspiracy is that some enemies in the media also are Cleveland fans. They suffer, thinking the Indians lost. Like my friend Jim Wensits. Big Indians fan. Huge. Jim also is a long-time journalist at the South Bend Tribune. Somebody said they recently were picked as the worst paper in Indiana. And Jim has been host of fake news shows on public television. Anybody like that in the media is an enemy of the American people. So dishonest.    
         
Pray for Sweden, even though you won’t find in this newspaper any listing of times and places of memorial services for the victims. WNDU and WSBT won’t tell you either. And pray for the Cubs. If they repent and reject being a sanctuary team, maybe they finally will win the World Series for the first time since 1908.

Colwell has covered Indiana politics and real news over five decades for the South Bend Tribune.