Wow, we really didn’t know how any mainstream journalist was going to be able to make a “Republicans pounce” story out of the Covington Catholic High School/Nathan Phillips debacle, but the Washington Post has managed it, ironically enough, in a story about “how it all went down.”
— Paul Farhi (@farhip) January 23, 2019
Viral stories take time to develop, this creates challenges for actual reporters, and the pro-Trump Internet is good at pouncing in the gap. We know this. The Covington story has become a really sticky example of all of that at work https://t.co/88720xHLf2
— Abby Ohlheiser (@abbyohlheiser) January 22, 2019
“The Trump Internet pounced.” “Online supporters of the president were ready for a moment like the Covington Catholic controversy.” Seriously? That’s how the Washington Post, which is still correcting the record on “Vietnam veteran” Phillips, thinks it went down?
“How dare people ‘pounce’ on our bad reporting after we pounced on those kids” pic.twitter.com/IPVpEQST8T
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 23, 2019
Right off the bat you disingenuously frame this as “online supporters of Trump” as a subtle way to diminish the gravity of media’s error. Grown adults targeted children with lies contradicted by video. Yeah, that’s going to tick a lot of people off — & not just Trump supporters. https://t.co/xLIBG24X5Y
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 23, 2019
Washington Post is trash. I hope they sue the snot out of you.
— Jimni27 (@jimni27) January 23, 2019
— Don Helpingstine (@dhelpingstine) January 23, 2019
Sounds like you got it backwards. The mainstream media pounced. And is still pounding on those poor kids.
— Steve Berman (@stevengberman) January 23, 2019
A viral story spread, all on its own, passive voice.
Oh, and amplified by MSM and cred-dies-in-darkness Wapo, who got it very wrong by relaying Phillips' claims w/o checking background & calling him a Vietnam vet w/o doing any research.
But please do run with "GOP pounces."
— Razor (@hale_razor) January 23, 2019
Republicans pounce! Such #journalism
— Marie Arf (@schwingcat) January 23, 2019
Great work guys pic.twitter.com/0TqxM0XdmV
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 23, 2019
There it is! The famous Conservatives POUNCE!!! We Conservatives are like pumas. Always pouncing.
As predictable as sunset.https://t.co/OAfS8pWT9e
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) January 23, 2019
REPUBLICANS POUNCE, amirite? pic.twitter.com/Dj70SgWyUZ
— Michael Watson (@MichaelWatsonDC) January 23, 2019
You actually wrote “pounced?” Were you trying to be mocked?
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) January 23, 2019
Yup, nailed it. The REAL story is the 'pounce'.
— Jon Munce (@jonmunce) January 23, 2019
He actually said … "pounced." OMG.
— Jim Stinson (@jimstinson) January 23, 2019
Whatever actually happened, "the media is the real victim" Is a monumentally bad take.
— Ben P (@bp_uga) January 23, 2019
This is….. not at all what happened.
— PAK-Man (@PaKruta) January 23, 2019
The mainstream media rushed to keep up? You guys ignored publicly available video footage for over 24 hours like the plague.
— Wits McGee (@wits_mcgee) January 23, 2019
Rushed to keep up? No, the media rushed to malign a bunch of high school kids.
— KiloSierra (@KiloSierra18) January 23, 2019
A spin article about spin, huh? Lazy.
— Roy Creamery (@ChappyRoots) January 23, 2019
Don't start nothing, won't be nothing. pic.twitter.com/z1PCKpGiY1
— Harold Stickeehands (@StickeeNotes) January 23, 2019
— T D M ?? (@Timbo0927) January 23, 2019
Did we pounce again? I keep missing the memo! I hate missing out on all our pouncing! Also, apparently everyone who called out trash reporting from trash reporters is suddenly “The Trump Internet.” Good to know.
— Trevor Manning ن (@Kardea) January 23, 2019
— Michael Noll (@nollpost) January 23, 2019
Media rushed to keep up is not a defense. It shows the problem. The media should have dug deeper on the viral video first and then reported on it.
— Tim O'Brien (@Timobns) January 23, 2019
No, your industry started a social lynch mob under the blood moon and now their school day is cancelled to vet out threats.
Somehow, you're frustrated that the "trump media" insisted on journalists telling the truth.
Stop confirming their hyperbole, it'll be better for you.
— Maximüs Groves (@ComcastroMax) January 23, 2019
Washington Post issues correction on Nathan Phillips and the Vietnam War; Over to you Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Powers, Soledad O'Brien, Andrew Gillum, etc., etc., etc. https://t.co/17RMD46fhI
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 22, 2019