As Twitchy reported Friday, The New York Times stealth-edited a story that claimed President Trump and NRA head Wayne LaPierre met and came to a quid pro quo agreement: the NRA would continue to support the president through his impeachment if in return the White House agreed to “stop the games” over gun control legislation. The Times quietly reworded the paragraph to say “it wasn’t clear” if there’d been any such arrangement.

Of course, in the age of social media, fake news doesn’t just harm the people who consume the source; journalists like Jake Tapper, who has more than 2 million followers, certainly found the arrangement a little sketchy and tweeted about it, but deleted his tweet once he found out about the edit.

It’s good that he deleted the original tweet, but now that it’s gone, who knows how many people retweeted it? The New York Times managed to embarrass not only itself but Tapper as well.

Yeah, that’s not gonna happen.

That’s right, he did say Trump had “an army of trolls” defending him against impeachment.

The does seem to be a reason Trump has pivoted from “fake news media” to “corrupt news media.”

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