It’s clear by now that CNN’s Jim Acosta is leading the charge against accusations that his network deals in fake news; his pinned tweet reads simply, “We are real news Mr. President,” and he sends it around every now and then as a reminder.
Here’s a defense of fake news we didn’t see coming, though: Lauren Duca, a freelancer who has written for Teen Vogue, admitted that yes, journalists make mistakes, but hey, have you checked out a book called — wait for it — “the Bible?”
Folks, if you think there are too many mistakes in modern journalism, let me tell you about inaccuracies in this one book called "The Bible"
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) July 3, 2017
That tweet’s so edgy we managed to cut a couple of fingers just copying and pasting it in here.
Real mystery why people hate journalists https://t.co/PcA3YR5t9E
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) July 4, 2017
"Why don't people like journalists?"
— Modern Day Roadbeer (@TheRoadbeer) July 4, 2017
I mean come on. It's not like the Democrat nominee for president in 2016 sent her a personal thank you letter.. …. …. https://t.co/qEtY7ir35x
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 4, 2017
It’s true: Hillary Clinton actually thanked her for having the courage and poise to challenge established systems of power … even Christianity, it turns out.
Such a Teen Vogue thing to say. "You, think that's bad, well mister, how bout we talk about a little something called…. mmm….THE BIBLE!"
— Eric Lowber (@EricLowber) July 4, 2017
They never pick the Koran either. Wonder why?
— Evan (@Evan_Sally) July 4, 2017
It’s a mystery, just like how all the liberal celebrities announced they were moving to Canada and not Mexico were Trump to win.
Tell us about those in the Koran instead. I double dares ya. You being such a courageous journalist>>https://t.co/Uupo2E7x7f
— DJSmith (@davidjacksmith) July 4, 2017
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) July 4, 2017
Shorter: Yeah we mess up in journalism, but look at that Cosmic screwup, God! ?♂️ https://t.co/SnLGFyXVCN
— Enrico Pallazzo (@Pqlyur1) July 4, 2017
Christian bashing is so fashionable, dontcha know.
— ?Michelle M'Belle? (@MyBamaBelle528) July 4, 2017
Yeah, can you believe that God guy?
— Rob (@bad_novelist) July 4, 2017
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‘Very BAD journalism’: Even Vanity Fair calls BS on Lauren Duca’s claim about Gal Gadot’s WW salary https://t.co/hHU7jET5oh
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 20, 2017