Skip to comments.Newsweek Slammed Over Incredibly Misleading Headline About Melania Trump
Posted on 12/27/2017 3:44:15 PM PST by Kaslin
Newsweek published an incredibly misleading article about first lady Melania Trump on Tuesday, stating in the headline that she ordered the removal of a tree that Andrew Jackson planted on White House grounds in 1835.
“Melania Trump orders removal of the near-200-year-old tree from the White House,” Newsweek tweeted.
While it's true the first lady did order partial removal of the tree, it was only after specialists determined it was a huge safety risk.
Specialists at the United States National Arboretum were brought in by the White House to assess the Magnolia grandiflora, as it is specifically termed. According to documents obtained exclusively by CNN, the tree must be removed, and quickly, despite efforts to preserve it over several decades. The documents read in part:
"The overall architecture and structure of the tree is greatly compromised and the tree is completely dependent on the artificial support," stated documents obtained by CNN. "Without the extensive cabling system, the tree would have fallen years ago. Presently, and very concerning, the cabling system is failing on the east trunk, as a cable has pulled through the very thin layer of wood that remains. It is difficult to predict when and how many more will fail." (CNN)
“Mrs. Trump personally reviewed the reports from the United States National Arboretum and spoke at length with her staff about exploring every option before making the decision to remove a portion of the magnolia tree,” Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the first lady, told CNN. “After reviewing the reports, she trusted that every effort had been made to preserve the historic tree and was concerned about the safety of visitors and members of the press, who are often standing right in front of the tree during Marine One lifts.”
The first lady even requested that wood from the tree be preserved and seedlings be made available if there's an opportunity in the future to plant a new Magnolia in the same location, but you wouldn't have guessed her concern for the tree based on Newsweek's headline.
Grisham slammed the news outlet for its extreme bias in the story.
“Newsweek's bias and disdain for the First Lady and our administration was on full display when they actively chose to use a false headline instead of practicing responsible journalism. This is why Americans' trust and confidence in mass media continues to fall,” she told Fox News.
Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor also mocked the publication for its misleading headline.
“They either find something to attack him on or they just make it up,” Gainor told Fox News. “Remember, Newsweek sold several years ago for $1. It appears the buyers were cheated.”
But it's not just conservatives upset about the tweet. Huffington Post reporter Yashar Ali said "there's no excuse" for the headline, calling it "another BS Newsweek tweet."
If Melania Trump walked on water, the Newsweek headline would be, “Even Water Rejects Melania Trump”....
If Newsweek doesn’t continually feed a steady stream of Trump-hate to their tiny remaining herd of sheep-like readers, they are afraid that those who are left will harm themselves.
Sold for a Dollar ...
That headline really did take the cake - right out of The Onion.
Newsweek needs to come out publicly and say that the persons, responsible for the headline, have been sacked.
And then they need to say that those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked, have been sacked.
It’s what big media propagandist do, they lie, twist and manipulate reports and headlines. They’ve been caught doing it so many times they’ve lost all credibility.
NewsweAk - a favorite of uber-liberal Yahoo!.
Just like Business Insider.
The tree is on life support. It goes on and on....and these same people think it's okay to kill babies.
Wait! that rag from the 80s?? they are still around?
I thought we’re SUPPOSED to get rid of anything from Andrew Jackson. Don’t black visitors to the White House need hospitalization after seeing that tree?
Magnolia grandiflora,....It’s a freakin’ filthy tree!! Smells nice in the spring but should be bundled up and stuck in the attic for the rest of the year.
All 12 pages of what is left of Newsweek.
MSM. Respective journalism. Telling the truth. Naw, none of those fit in the same sentence.
And the picture with the flag (in the far background!):
More evidence that liberals are despicable lying liars.
Every tree has a genus and species. You’re a Homo sapiens.
Where are the big game photos ... in 3....2....
Family of killers. ////sarc
Anymore, I assume a salient MSM headline or article is more fake than real before considering it real.
Most times anymore, it is more fake than real.
And the MSM does not even seem to show any interest in trying to earn their credibility back. They just publish the lies and run with them — until the lies are so egregious that they must relent and publish a retraction or apology.
They are little more than instruments of propaganda for political purposes.