We’ve already taken apart the Washington Post’s appalling take on President Trump’s speech Friday night in Ohio; the one that went, “Trump calls on blacks to ‘honor’ him with votes, then praises Confederate general Robert E. Lee.”

We’d like to give CNN correspondent Manu Raju credit for actually posting the transcript of Trump’s speech — in which he built up Lee’s military prowess to emphasize the one-of-a-kind talents of Ulysses S. Grant — but he had to blow it by tweeting this first:

True — totally out of context, but technically true. But then Raju posted an incomplete transcript of the speech — 17 whole minutes later —but left the original take up:

Go ahead and lop off the part where Trump gets to praising Grant, an Ohio native, as the superior general.

Anyone who knows history can figure that out. It’s too bad kids growing up now will never have history properly taught to them if this is the best today’s generation of journalists can do after years of college.

Hmm … a reach to get Trump, you say?

Here’s a righteous mini-thread on NBC News’ tweet from Twitchy favorite @AG_Conservative:

Winston Churchill — isn’t that the man a freaking U.S. astronaut had to apologize to the mob for quoting?

Let’s see if any of the reporters who rushed up tweets about Trump lavishing praise upon a Confederate general update them or, better yet, deleted them and repost with some context.


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