If there was ever any doubt how unhinged the Mainstream Media has become in its desire to damage Donald Trump via one false news story after the other, this list makes that desire all too clear.
There has never been a time in the modern-era of American politics where the media has been so exposed and proven so corrupted by ideological bent. Fake News does in fact exist. It’s called the Mainstream Media.
Remember, this is merely a partial list of the false reporting that has taken place just two weeks into the Trump administration:
**NBC claims Trump is easing sanctions on Russia. Story is disseminated thousands of times. When Trump White House provides proof that agreement was actually initiated by the Obama administration, NBC released a hardly-seen retraction while other news agencies continue to promote the false story.
**The New York Times had a front-page story with a headline blaring how Homeland Security officials were “blindsided” by the Trump Executive Order that put a 90-day pause on immigration from seven designated nations known to harbor and promote terrorism. When Homeland Security officials call out the story as patently false, the media largely ignores that information.
**NBC, once again jumping the gun, runs with its own “security chaos” story linked to what the NYT had started on the same subject. NBC claims the Trump Department of Justice “had no input” on the immigration pause/ban executive order. The Trump White House then submits a memo proving notification had been given to the DOJ, who then APPROVED the immigration action days prior to the executive order being signed by President Trump.
The NBC story continues to be pushed, yet again, by other media outlets. As for the correct version? Almost completely ignored.
**Steve Clemons of The Atlantic tweets that the Trump White House forced the resignation of several Secret Service officials. This tweet is then re-tweeted thousands of times and reported on as fact by various news agencies. The Secret Service then calls out the story as “completely false” and indicates Mr. Clemons never actually contacted anyone from within the agency prior to making his claim.
**The Associated Press and CNN falsely claim Trump threatened to send U.S. troops into Mexico. The report was based on a phone call Trump had with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto in which he noted how the Mexican military was having a difficult time dealing with the “bad hombres” in that country and that the U.S. military would be willing to possibly help. The Trump White House claimed the AP and CNN reports were untrue, and that the comment was lighthearted. Both news agencies did little follow-up to try and remedy the initial false reports.
HAT/TIP TO THE DAILY CALLER: Errors From The Press Are Piling Up In The Opening Weeks Of The Trump Administration