A Revealing Post


A veteran, intelligent journalist, legendary for her pursuit of the facts, regardless of how those facts affect any political agendas, has compiled a list of “50 Media Mistakes in the Trump Era.”

All those “mistakes” “reported” things that were negative as it pertains to President Trump. Surprise! Surprise!

Yes, I’m leaving unsaid what we all know: Some number of these “mistakes” were not mistakes at all, but purposeful distortions, fabrications and lies.

Here’s the link.

And, here are some of my favorites:

2. Oct. 1, 2016:

The New York Times and other media widely suggested or implied that Trump had not paid income taxes for 18 years. Later, tax return pages leaked to MSNBC ultimately showed that Trump actually paid a higher rate than Democrats Bernie Sanders and President Obama.

And…

4. Nov. 4, 2016:

USA Today misstated Melania Trump’s “arrival date from Slovenia” amid a flurry of reporting that questioned her immigration status from the mid-1990s.

Whaddya know! Just a few days before the election, the media come up with a “mistake” that “erroneously” hinted that Donald Trump was married to an illegal alien! Surprise!

Then there’s this obvious fabrication from, you guessed it, CNN:

6. Jan. 20, 2017:

CNN claimed Nancy Sinatra was “not happy” at her father’s song being used at Trump’s inauguration. Sinatra responded, “That’s not true. I never said that. Why do you lie, CNN?…Actually I’m wishing him the best.”

Lol! I’m only on #6! Out of fifty!

We can’t leave out the “Trump’s a racist!” sillinesses, can we?!? Consider this one:

7. Jan. 20, 2017:

Zeke Miller of TIME reported that President Trump had removed the bust statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. from the Oval Office. The news went viral. It was false.

Oops! The bust was there all along! But someone didn’t see it, so… Trump must have removed it! Why, oh why? Because he’s a racist!

But, but, but… Trump is a racist!!! Right? Well:

11. Feb. 2, 2017:

TMZ reported Trump changed the name of “Black History Month” to “African American History Month,” implying the change was untoward or racist. In fact, Presidents Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton had all previously called Black History month “African American History” month.

Oops! I guess Obama, Bush and Clinton are too…

But, the media wouldn’t do anything to jeopardize national security, would they?

Hmmm…:

15. Feb. 22, 2017:

ProPublica’s Raymond Bonner reported CIA official Gina Haspel—Trump’s later pick for CIA Director—was in charge of a secret CIA prison where Islamic extremist terrorist Abu Zubaydah was waterboarded 83 times in one month, and that she mocked the prisoner’s suffering. More than a year later, ProPublica retracted the claim, stating that “Neither of these assertions is correct…Haspel did not take charge of the base until after the interrogation of Zubaydah ended.” 

One more oops! But, it’s only the CIA Director… not as if it’s someone important! Just the one who’d play a major role in preventing another 9/11. Good to see we have the intrepid watchdog media on the case, tracking down the facts, and just the facts!

Well, at least these people are a lot more informed than you or I, right? Well…

16. April 5, 2017:

An article bylined by the New York Times’ graphic editors Karen Yourish and Troy Griggs referred to Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, as Trump’s wife.

These New York Times “reporters” didn’t know that Ivanka Trump is the Donald’s… daughter? Hmmmm… that’s kind of a well-known thing.

Then there’s this:

18. June 4, 2017:

NBC News reported in a Tweet that Russian President Vladimir Putin told TV host Megan Kelly that he had compromising information about Trump. Actually, Putin said the opposite: that he did not have compromising information on Trump.

Message: when you watch NBC, you might come away learning that up is down, white is black, no is yes… not is not not. 🙂 Come to think of it, it’s the same when you listen to/watch ABC, CBS, MSNBC, NPR, of when you read the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post…

Sometimes these “news” outfits will simply invent things. No! The heck you say! Can that even be possible?!? Why, that would be… dishonest! Yep. It would be:

26. Aug. 31, 2017:

NBC News’ Ken Dilinian and Carol Lee reported that a Trump official’s notes about a meeting with a Russian lawyer included the word “donation,” as if there were discussions about suspicious campaign contributions. NBC later corrected the report to reflect that the word “donation” didn’t appear, but still claimed the word “donor” did. Later, Politico reported that the word “donor” wasn’t in the notes, either.

But, these people whose very livelihood consists of using words, certainly know what those words mean, right? Hmmmm…:

31. Nov. 29, 2017:

Newsweek’s Chris Riotta claimed Ivanka Trump “plagiarized” one of her own speeches. In fact, plagiarizing one’s own work is impossible since plagiarism is when a writer steals someone else’s work and passes it off as his own.

Wait… wait… a prominent American journalist didn’t know what “plagiarism” means??? It’s not as if the concept isn’t important in, you know… journalism, or anything.

But, but, but… the media would never get the biggest story of the past two plus years wrong, would they? Ummm…:

39. Feb. 2, 2018:

AP’s Eric Tucker, Mary Clare Jalonick and Chad Day reported that ex-British spy Christopher Steele’s opposition research against Trump was initially funded by a conservative publication: the Washington Free Beacon. AP corrected its story because Steele only came on the project after Democrats began funding it.

sigh

The entire feature is a great read, and very disheartening. Hats off to the great Sharyl Atkisson for throwing some light onto the darkness that is the corrupt American Media Complex.

— xPraetorius

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