This is stupid and infuriating in the way that so many other fake news stories are; it shouldn’t have been news in the first place, but even though it’s been corrected, the mythology will always live on in the minds of The Resistance.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) June 6, 2019
True. However …
“When Donald Trump’s sons Eric and Donald, Jr. went on their Irish pub crawl last week and offered free rounds for the house, they failed to pay the tab right away, according to at least one pub owner,” the Daily Beast piece now reads. Note the addition of “right away” as well as this follow-up tweet:
An item in our Cheat Sheet, quoting a local Irish paper, said that Eric and Donald Jr. Trump had not paid their bill at a local pub. In fact, a nearby Trump golf club did later reimburse the bar. The item has been updated, and we regret the error
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 8, 2019
Just in case pic.twitter.com/jW5MjHjnyE
— Driver | (@DriverindDriver) June 8, 2019
If you look at the URL for the piece it still reads, “Eric and Donald Trump Jr. Still Have Not Paid Irish Bar Tab.” Why that’s a story we don’t know, but The Daily Beast was on it.
We called the Igoe Inn in Doonbeg, Co. Clare and checked and, yes, apparently, the Trumps paid their bar tab https://t.co/wQK1rXiA7k
— entertainment.ie (@entertainmentIE) June 8, 2019
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) June 8, 2019
But … but … look at that screenshot. There’s a cursor at the end of the Facebook post … it’s a fake!
Why is this a screenshot instead of a link? And why does it have a text cursor at the end as if someone just typed it?
Btw there is clarification in the article itself about them sending a bill to the Trump Golf course and while “not worried” they haven’t yet been paid.
— Jeremy Fowler (@SommWisdom) June 8, 2019
So when you post on Facebook it leaves the cursor? That’s weird.
— Corinne Potter (@time_sensative) June 8, 2019
Sorry, does Yashar Ali’s screenshot look real? Or, you know, you could just go to their page on Facebook and read it there.
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) June 8, 2019
How about this screenshot?
Caroline Kennedy of the Igoe Inn: "I was misquoted, again and again, and again. We were paid, and we were paid within the hour. I think people just wanted to jump on the bandwagon."
Statement from the Igoe Inn's FaceBook page: pic.twitter.com/CxsWqk4cPI
— Jeff Carlson (@themarketswork) June 8, 2019
The New York Post also picked up the story, “Trump’s sons skipped out on pub tab in Ireland.”
Every person named Trump is a deadbeat. Serve them at your peril. https://t.co/1Ahgmd5Mel
— Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett) June 8, 2019
Like father like son https://t.co/K4WnWB7iyd
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) June 8, 2019
That probably seemed clever when you tweeted it … an hour after the correction had been issued.
I’ll wait …
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) June 8, 2019
Where’s the apology?
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) June 8, 2019
Here’s just one tweet linking to a garbage fake news story from @thedailybeast. It has over 3,000 retweets. The story was filled with lies. Where’s your apology @NoahShachtman? This is why no one trusts the media. https://t.co/nDovswLya9
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) June 8, 2019
Give it up, everyone. They paid their tab.
Or someone did. Whatcha wanna bet it was with federal funds rather than their own? (Not legal). @washingtonpost
— K2P (@KathyTwoPonies) June 8, 2019
They left without paying. That’s fact. Then were bailed out by daddy’s golf club. Such great kids.
— Sweet Tweet (@Tessyizmyname) June 8, 2019
What error? The 2 dicksquirts didn't pay and daddy's golf club had to cover for them when it went public.
— montag (@buffaloon) June 8, 2019
What error? They didn’t pay the bill. Somebody made it right.
— Oh Donna (@marconi_donna) June 8, 2019
Glad the bar got paid. Would it be uncharitable to point out that a company's executives aren't really supposed to divert corporate money for personal use?
— Bob Drummond (@bobdrummond) June 8, 2019
There was no error. They didn’t pay. They were later reimbursed
— Erle Nielsen (@ErleNielsen4) June 8, 2019
Nothing to apologize for, they did not pay
— mike jenkins (@RustymikeMike) June 8, 2019
The article was true they didn’t have money to pay their tab #TrumpGriftingSons @EricTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr @realDonaldTrump can you make sure before letting them go into a bar they’ve had their pocket money in cash !
— Tweet 2019 (@TweetBkk) June 8, 2019
Actually the report was true. Beavis and Butthead left the bar without paying. Daddy's golf resort paid the tab, because why should two adults pay their own bills, right??
— j (@oceanrd) June 8, 2019
In other words, beavis and butthead left the bar without paying and because of the twitter outrage they then decided to pay up. Got it!??♂️?
— Peter Ro (@petesrod) June 8, 2019
So somebody else paid the bill, they still stiffed the pub
— mike jenkins (@RustymikeMike) June 8, 2019
The report I read from an Irish paper said the golf club had issued a purchase order to presumably pay the pubs. I have not seen any reports that the pubs have actually received payment.
— Little Washita (@LittleWashita) June 8, 2019
Of course, you didn’t see any reports that the pub was paid; it was a hit piece. Why follow up a successful hit piece with the truth?
Come on, people, even The Daily Beast has totally rewritten its piece:
Caroline Kennedy, the owner of Igoe bar in Doonbeg, where Trump owns a golf course, told The Daily Beast that she wasn’t worried at first when they skipped out on the tab because she assumed someone would follow up and pay her and other pub owners in the village. “That didn’t happen right away,” she said. “So I sent a bill to the Trump golf course.” On Saturday, Kennedy’s son posted on Facebook that the bill had been paid, and, according to further clarification from the Igoe, the golf course had given the bar a purchase order number and the bill had been arranged to be paid for by the Trump golf course, and that they were not, in fact, worried one bit.
Shouldn't y'all be out doxing someone?
— Rascal Deese (@RascalDeese) June 8, 2019
The state of “journalism” is in shambles.
— SETH WEATHERS (@sethweathers) June 8, 2019