It’s very possible this isn’t an example of fake news, but digging into it for proof doesn’t really yield much in the way of evidence.
Um…no editor should have run this story. It makes flat assertions with literally no evidence. https://t.co/jfplg5x0h5
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) February 7, 2017
Much as the New York Times’ look at President Trump’s acclimation to the White House seemed to captivate readers over the single tidbit that the president slips into a bathrobe in the evening and watches TV, Politico’s story on the president’s reaction to Melissa McCarthy’s Saturday Night Live impression of Press Secretary Sean Spicer had that one little detail that caught people’s attention.
'It was Spicer's portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president's eyes,' it says here https://t.co/TDJxxY4igW
— Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel) February 7, 2017
Politico: More than being lampooned as press sec. who makes up facts was Spicer’s portrayal by woman that was most problematic in Trump eyes
— Paul Mooney 慕亦仁 (@pjmooney) February 7, 2017
"More than being lampooned as..mak[ing] up facts, it was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president’s eyes" https://t.co/9unGeoyvTl
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) February 7, 2017
That's because Trump is a man that doesn't like women. He likes to sleep with them(& get peed on)but he actually doesn't like women.
— SemSunshine (@SemSunshine1) February 7, 2017
"it was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president’s eyes." POLITICO. Which woman will play Bannon next week?
— Gary Shteyngart (@Shteyngart) February 7, 2017
‘Spicer ’s portrayal as a woman was the most problematic’. Misogyny rules!
— ? David R. Grigg ? (@david_r_grigg) February 7, 2017
"It was Spicer’s portrayal by a woman that was most problematic in the president’s eyes" – Unreal. Disgusting. https://t.co/CSOThVZFls
— Sam Rubinstein (@Sam_Rubinstein) February 7, 2017
Well, that detail certainly supports the idea that Trump is a misogynist, but who would know the president found that most “problematic”? Sources close to him, that’s who.
That guy Unnamed Sources really gets around. Mr. Sources should learn to keep his mouth shut.
— AdamBulb (@AdamBulb) February 7, 2017
Basically one anonymous source with no first hand evidence.
— Yellojkt (@yellojkt) February 7, 2017
.@jpodhoretz In other words, it's a typical media story
— Darrell West (@darrellpwest) February 7, 2017
It cites "sources close to him." Which is thin, but the press does this all the time, about pols from both parties.
— ??? ?????? (@oblivious_dude) February 7, 2017
Citing unnamed sources isn’t new, but why are multiple sources who are close enough to Trump to know what bothered him most about a specific SNL skit even talking to the press about it?
Gimme an "N", Gimme an "ARRATIVE"! Narrative! Narrative! Yay narrative!
— larmanius (@larmanius) February 7, 2017
it is just fanfiction at this point.
— Iris Spoor (@royal_nonesuch) February 7, 2017
We are just two weeks in. It doesn't get better from here John
— Brian Jones (@Brian7270) February 7, 2017
That was a premise in search of a story. @politico
— Max Zorin (@_TravisWade) February 7, 2017