Prior to his speech Tuesday night there was a bit of a furor that President Trump was doing the unthinkable and speaking to the American public during primetime television hours. The conceit was no President had done so prior.
Part of the outrage from our media elites was that this “unprecidented” Presidential address was that it required Trump be fact-checked on his speech, and done as he speaks, if at all possible.
Unless there’s a way to fact check in real time, if the media gives Trump airtime tomorrow night, they will be aiding and abetting the propaganda of a would be authoritarian. Time to hold the pathological liar accountable.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 7, 2019
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) January 9, 2019
Well, CBS took on the requested task and the news outlet pounced, as it were, on one of the President’s factoids.
In laying out his case for the border wall one detail provided was the plight of females who dare set out to enter our land. President Trump stated that a significant number of these ladies are sexually assaulted during their travel.
Trump declared that 1-in-3 women were assaulted on these trips, but CBS found him to be incorrect. However, that is when the telling aspect comes to light. At first the news division corrected The President.
But then a dawning came over the editorial staff at CBS. Sure, they caught him with inaccuracy, but in their rush to prove him incorrect they managed to also make his point for him.
— /r/The_Donald (@thedonaldreddit) January 9, 2019
Oh-oh. Sure, you got the facts correct ultimately, but you also managed to show the problem is even worse than he declares.
Once the network realized that, by acting journalistically, it managed to strengthen the case made by The President it did the only thing responsible thing: they deleted the entry entirely.
Why delete the fact check just because the fact check proved that the fact that was checked was in fact a fact?
— Craig Cochrane (@ccochrane64) January 9, 2019
Oh, we believe you know why…
When the facts don't fit the narrative, delete the facts.
— 🐸 gab.ai 🐸 (@salamanderrake) January 9, 2019
@CBS would rather cover for rapists just so they don’t have to be seen supporting Trump. Would rather delete the Fact Check.
— Steel Magnolia (@Southrngirl77) January 9, 2019
@CBS did your network ever….ever fact check any other president as he was speaking?
I don't get REALLY ANGRY often But, TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is beyond insane. Then to delete instead of just REPORTING the fact!
U R beyond redeemable.
— DarktoLight⭐️Nationalist (@Eileen2rte) January 10, 2019
A valid question — however your answer has been redacted. Sorry