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  • 77 Media Mistakes in the Trump Era: The Definitive List

    07/07/2019 1:21:25 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | January 22, 2019 - Update July 6, 2019 | Sharyl Attkisson
    We the media have “fact-checked” President Trump like we have fact-checked no other human being on the planet—and he’s certainly given us plenty to write about. That’s probably why it’s so easy to find lists enumerating and examining his mistakes, missteps and “lies.”   But as self-appointed arbiters of truth, we’ve largely excused our own unprecedented string of fact-challenged reporting. The truth is, formerly well-respected, top news organizations are making repeat, unforced errors in numbers that were unheard of just a couple of years ago.Our repeat mistakes involve declaring that Trump’s claims are “lies” when they are matters of opinion,...
  • TIME MAGAZINE COLUMNIST WHO FORGED TRUMP QUOTE APOLOGIZES

    05/27/2019 2:14:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 27,2019 | Mike Brest |
    Time Magazine columnist Ian Bremmer apologized Monday for fabricating a quote from President Donald Trump about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un that went viral the day before. “My tweet yesterday about Trump preferring Kim Jong Un to Biden as President was meant in jest,” Bremmer tweeted Monday. “The President correctly quoted me as saying it was a ‘completely ludicrous’ statement. I should have been clearer. My apologies.” Bremmer’s apology comes after he tweeted a quote attributed to the president alleging he said, “Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden.” Many people...
  • TIME MAGAZINE COLUMNIST’S TRUMP QUOTE WENT VIRAL — THEN HE ADMITTED HE MADE IT UP

    05/27/2019 4:42:52 AM PDT · by cba123 · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/26/2019 | Peter Hasson
    Time Magazine columnist Ian Bremmer on Sunday tweeted a quote from President Donald Trump about North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un that quickly went viral — but it wasn’t real. “President Trump in Tokyo: ‘Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden.'” Bremmer wrote on Twitter. While Trump did praise the North Korean dictator’s insult of former Vice President Joe Biden, the president never said what Bremmer quoted him saying — because Bremmer made it up. -- Please see link for full article. Wow. Time Magazine actually PAYS someone to do this.
  • The ‘Packed White Nationalist’ Rally That Wasn’t

    05/08/2019 7:18:21 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 6 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 5/7/2019 | Edward Ring
    It’s no secret that the mainstream media is biased to the left. A 2018 survey conducted by researchers at Arizona State found that only 4.4 percent of journalists consider themselves “right-of-center.” A similar 2014 study found that only 7.1 percent of journalists were registered Republicans. Examples of this bias are relentless, from two years of hyping an investigation into “collusion” between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia that came up empty, to slanderous attacks on the Covington Catholic High School students. It isn’t just obviously distorted coverage of current events that taints American journalism, it’s the way they continue to...
  • NBC News Makes Correction To Trump-Putin Story (AKA Lie)

    05/05/2019 9:16:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    SaraCarter.com ^ | May 5, 2019 | Jennie Taer
    After incorrectly reporting that President Trump had discussed former White House counsel Don McGhan’s potential testimony in the House with Russian President Vladimir Putin, NBC News was forced to issue a correction: CORRECTION (May 3,2019, 1:51 p.m. ET): An earlier version of this article incorrectly included one topic that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Presidents Trump and Putin discussed on Friday. They did not discuss the possibility of former White House counsel Don McGahn appearing before Congress. Sanders was answering a question from reporters about whether McGahn would testify before Congress.
  • Democrats and toxic media at their worst

    04/08/2019 4:46:47 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 22 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 04-08-2019 | Herald Staff
    The left and its compliant media are willfully reporting false news to the American people. Whether it is a symptom of mass hysteria that is the genesis for this confirmation bias-style reporting or an intentional maneuver to spread anti-Trump propaganda, its effect is toxic and pernicious.
  • Flashback: WaPo, NYT Awarded Pulitzer Prizes For Trump-Russia Collusion Reports

    03/25/2019 3:25:04 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 24 March 2019 | Virginia Kruta
    Less than one year ago, the Washington Post and the New York Times won Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of something that, according to Mueller’s report, did not exist.
  • Gay rights activist set fire to his own home in fake hate crime, Michigan police say

    02/26/2019 2:02:45 AM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | February 25, 2019
    DETROIT —When Nikki Joly's Jackson home burned down in 2017, some thought the fire was a hate crime against the transgendered, gay-rights activist who had fought for a local anti-discrimination ordinance. But now, instead of a victim, the 54-year-old is accused of being the perpetrator.
  • Dutch Orchestra walks Out on Muslim guest conductor.

    02/20/2019 7:56:43 AM PST · by benasawin · 57 replies
    Wow, This demonstrates how ingrained the Muslim beliefs are in people of that faith Dutch Orchestra walks Out on Muslim guest conductor. When the most liberal country in Europe pulls the plug on Islam, the world is beginning to see the light. Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands attended a concert in the capital, Amsterdam. The Guest Conductor, who just happens to be Muslim, proceeded to give the Queen a lecture on the "beauty" of Islam. The entire orchestra got up and walked out, refusing to be associated with someone lecturing their Queen. The staff of the music hall escorted the...
  • WATCH: CNN Chyron Labels Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam a Republican (Video)(Fakenews strikes again)

    02/01/2019 8:57:18 PM PST · by blueyon · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 02/01/19 | Katherine Rodriguez
    CNN aired a chyron Friday evening labeling Virginia Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam a Republican during a report on the Virginia Democrat apologizing for a racist medical school yearbook photo depicting two men— one of them himself— in blackface and Ku Klux Klan garb. The chyron aired at 9:00 p.m. EST during a CNN broadcast of Anderson Cooper 360, which showed a video of Northam addressing the inflammatory yearbook photo in a video posted to his Twitter account.
  • A viral story spread. The mainstream media rushed to keep up. The Trump Internet pounced. (SPIN)

    01/22/2019 8:46:55 PM PST · by Tired of Taxes · 64 replies
    MSN / The Washington Post ^ | 1-22-19 | Abby Ohlheiser, Paul Farhi
    But the Covington story isn’t just a run-of-the-mill incident of viral outrage. It involved MAGA-hat-wearing teens and Native American activists. Those who shared the video in those first 24 hours, including many conservatives, seemed to feel it was emblematic of the vitriol and racism that drives the worst of American culture. But when new details shifted the story into more ambiguous territory, a well-oiled machine of pro-Trump personalities and sites saw an opportunity to strike. For the students and their defenders, attempts by the media to complicate the narrative of the first viral video came too late. Online vigilantes had...
  • Twitter suspends account that helped incident with Native American man go viral

    01/21/2019 9:37:38 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/19 | Justin Wise
    Twitter has suspended an account that helped a widely publicized encounter between Catholic high school school students and a Native American man go viral. CNN Business reported on Monday that Twitter took the step after receiving questions from the news network about the account. The account, @2020fight, posted a minute-long video of the interaction on Friday night with the caption, "this MAGA loser gleefully bothering a Native American protester at the Indigenous Peoples March." According to a cached version of the video seen by CNN, the post garnered at least 2.5 million views and at least 14,400 retweets. The network...
  • We’re well past the point of urging the press to do better. .....

    01/21/2019 5:53:38 PM PST · by caww · 38 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/21/2019 | Becket Adams
    In the past 72 hours, there have been two major, all-consuming news cycles based on either inaccurate or outright false allegations. Equally distressing as the fact that the press promoted these stories, despite obvious red flags, is that some reporters continue to cling to the original bogus narratives. Because when it comes to accusations leveled against President Trump and conservatives, many in the nation’s largest and most powerful newsrooms are less arbiters of the truth and more active participants in the toxic, hyper-partisan culture wars. If there’s one takeaway from this weekend of clown-shoe news reporting, it’s that a disproportionate...
  • Seattle TV Station Fires Employee After Airing Doctored (and Insulting) Video of Trump

    01/10/2019 7:27:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 10, 2019 | Tim Graham
    The Seattle Times reports a staffer at local Fox affiliate Q13 has been fired after the station aired a doctored (and insulting) video of President Donald TrumpÂ’s first primetime speech from the Oval Office on Tuesday. Local radio host Todd Herman was sent a video from a listener. As the Times reported, "The video was changed to make it look as if Trump was sticking his tongue out languidly between sentences. In addition, the colors in the video look more saturated, leading the presidentÂ’s skin and hair to appear more orange." Here's a side-by-side video: Was video of President Trump's...
  • ‘The Thrust of this Article Is No Longer Correct’: NBC News Backs Down from Fake News Hit(TR)

    12/27/2018 6:41:06 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 December 2018 | Matthew Boyle
    NBC News has finally, a full day after being called out for printing the fake news, admitted that its article published on Christmas alleging President Donald Trump snubbed the troops during the holidays this year is incorrect. NBC has altered its headline and story, changing their meaning to remove the original anti-Trump thrust, and added an extended editor’s note beyond the original editor’s note appended when it was first discovered to be an inaccurate piece. The new editor’s note admits in no uncertain terms that NBC News printed fake news, and that it was only leaving the article up in...
  • Here Are The Most Egregious Fake News Stories Of 2018

    12/22/2018 8:02:29 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 22nd, 2018 | The Daily Caller
    1. WaPo Blames Border Patrol For Death of 7-Year-Old Migrant 2. CNN And The Hill Spread Retracted Sexual Assault Claim Against Kavanaugh 3. Boston Globe Corrects Liz Warren Story — Makes Her Less Native American 4. NYT Accuses Nikki Haley Of Purchasing Expensive Curtains 5. Media Still Blaming Republicans For Steele Dossier 6. CNN Analyst Publishes Dubious Report On Additional Kavanaugh Allegations 7. CNN Accuses Ted Cruz Of Being Afraid To Appear On Their Network 8. CNN Spreads False Statistic On School Shooting 9. NBC Sat On Information That Contradicted Kavanaugh Allegations 10. McClatchy Claims Mueller Has Evidence That Corroborates...
  • DEMOCRATS SPENT SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY BUILDING FAKE RUSSIAN BOTS AS RUSSIA DID ON REAL RUSSIAN BOTS

    12/21/2018 7:31:41 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4:30 PM 12/21/2018 | Joe Simonson
    While the debate rages on over how much Russia really influenced the results of the 2016 presidential elections, one detail put the entire controversy in perspective: Democratic operatives spent an identical amount of money on their project to create a Russian bot “false flag” campaign during the Alabama 2017 special election. Multiple reports detailed the Russian government-backed Internet Research Agency spent up to $100,000 on Facebook advertisements throughout their entire disinformation operation. As The Daily Caller News Foundation reported Wednesday, billionaire-backed Democrats “created more than a thousand Russian-language accounts that followed [Roy] Moore’s Twitter account overnight.” The group of Democrats...
  • French media alters protest photo to change anti-Macron sign into pro-Macron sign

    12/19/2018 11:11:32 AM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 19, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    France3, a French media outlet, has altered a photograph of a protest to change an anti-Macron sign into a pro-Macron sign France3, a French media outlet, has altered a photograph of a political protest sign to make the message on the sign the exact opposite of what is actually on the sign.The original sign (if translated to English) says, “Macron Resign.”But France3 removed the word “resign,” thus changing the meaning of the sign from anti-Macron to pro-Macron.A spokesperson from France3 said this alteration was due to “human error.”I’m not buying that. How do you “accidentally” use Photoshop (or whatever they were...
  • We Gave Four Good Pollsters the Same Raw Data. They Had Four Different Results.

    11/05/2018 9:57:14 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 20, 2016 | NATE COHN
    You’ve heard of the “margin of error” in polling. Just about every article on a new poll dutifully notes that the margin of error due to sampling is plus or minus three or four percentage points. But in truth, the “margin of sampling error” – basically, the chance that polling different people would have produced a different result – doesn't even come close to capturing the potential for error in surveys. Polling results rely as much on the judgments of pollsters as on the science of survey methodology. Two good pollsters, both looking at the same underlying data, could come...
  • Photos Show Swastika-Scrawling Suspects In Brooklyn, Cops Say

    11/05/2018 6:25:30 AM PST · by Phillyred · 35 replies
    Police released photos of two teens they believe drew swastikas on a Brooklyn Heights block the night before Halloween. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS -- Police have identified two suspects who allegedly drew swastikas and other hate messages on a quiet Brooklyn Height block the night before Halloween. Two men scrawled their hate-filled messages on a garage door and several homes on Garden Place between Joralemon and State streets at about 9:35 p.m. on Oct. 30, police said. Police released photos of two approximately 18-year-old suspects on Saturday. This act of vandalism was just one of several anti-semitic acts to occur in Brooklyn...