As Twitchy has reported, mainstream media outlets like CNN and MSNBC beclowned themselves with their coverage of the memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush, paying more attention to President Trump’s body language than to George W. Bush’s eulogy for his father.
Newsweek has stepped up with a late entry — we’re not sure why it took them so long to copy a paragraph from another news outlet — telling how Trump was “impatient” for the memorials to end because they weren’t about him.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) December 7, 2018
We see “impatient” and “civil” are in quotes, so to whom should we attribute them? Newsweek’s Jessica Kwong reports that close aids spoke of Trump’s impatience, but Newsweek’s actual source for its story is the New York Times:
“Mr. Trump has been snappish with aides most of the week, according to administration officials, miffed in part by so many ceremonial events not related to him,” The New York Times reported on Wednesday. “He was impatient for the memorials to end but expressed pride in himself for remaining publicly civil. People close to the president called it a course correction after his peevish reaction to Mr. McCain’s death.”
So Newsweek’s source is the New York Times, whose source was administration officials who said the president had been “snappish with aides.”
— Jared Stanley (@JaredStanley75) December 7, 2018
Do you have proof of your vague accusations or are you just back to bashing POTUS as usual? 🙄 #journalismisdead
— Kristy (@KristyLasha) December 7, 2018
What a slanderous article! Newsweek is next after WSJ!
— Vernon Bay🇺🇸 (@vernondbay) December 7, 2018
This post shows no class
— Boss_Manor (@boss_manor) December 7, 2018
Newsweek is garbage. More like Fictionweek.
— Gladysbelle (@FelixaRose) December 7, 2018
What trash this is. How disgusting and ridiculous.
— IllinoisMP (@Mpowell_5) December 7, 2018
You guys. 🙄🤦🏻♀️
— Kyle Franklin (@frnklns4k) December 7, 2018
— Katherine (@katsmith1991) December 7, 2018
HOW do you know how Trump feels? Stop inventing things to fill newsprint.
— GinnyFUT1952 (@fut1952) December 7, 2018
Another Onion article masquerading as a legitimate news article.
— Not my Fault (@Im_Effin_Dunn) December 7, 2018
Source for your #FakeNews ?
— WWG1WGA (@PickledPeach) December 7, 2018
These dopes are literally putting it in PRINT that they READ MINDS. You cannot make this stuff up.
— Kim Moore (@Klm187) December 7, 2018
No … they CAN make this stuff up.
I swear, every tweet explains why you were sold for $1. https://t.co/AAUwd9fhHo
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) December 7, 2018
Just call them PMS-NBC! Leave it to MSNBC to make Bush’s funeral into vile conspiracy to trash Trump (video) https://t.co/Xc5AYTcnzu
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 6, 2018