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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, or when the truth between conflicting sources is unknowable; taking Trump’s statements and events out of context; reporting secondhand accounts against Trump without attribution as if they’re established fact; relying on untruthful, conflicted sources; and presenting reporter opinions in news stories—without labeling them as opinions.
US and international media outlets went gaga over Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at the Winter Olympics.
CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC, and Reuters were all criticised for surprisingly cheery depictions of Kim and the North Korean cheer squad dispatched to the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
originally posted by: Sillyolme
Let us know when it gets anywhere near the number of things trump has gotten wrong. And never corrected. !ol
originally posted by: elementalgrove
a reply to: xuenchen
It is great to see Operation Mockingbird be exposed for the desperate deep state propaganda it is.
My personal favorite as of now is...
"According to my source, Trump is really upset because he can not watch porn in the Oval Office, this is news." - Mike Brezinski (MSNBC)
The best part is you truly can not make this stuff up!
originally posted by: knoxie
Fox & Friends accidentally said this about the Singapore summit:
"regardless of what happens in that meeting between the two dictators."