President Biden brought up a lot of lies during his debates with Donald Trump, including that Trump had called neo-Nazis “very fine people,” that Antifa was just an idea, and that the Russians had placed bounties on the heads of American servicemen fighting the Taliban. Two months after the Russian bounty story had surfaced, NBC News quietly reported that the commander in the region said a review of the intel had not been able to corroborate the existence of such a program — and that was before Biden brought it up in the debate.
As Twitchy reported earlier, the Biden-Harris administration announced Thursday that U.S. intelligence only had “low to moderate” confidence in the story after all.
That didn’t stop the mainstream media from running with it; as we’ve heard from the horse’s mouth, CNN was actively trying to get Trump out of office and Biden in. The Daily Caller has put together a supercut of media talking heads covering the Russian bounty story:
A look back on how cable news went all in on the discredited Russian bounties story. pic.twitter.com/QaG9xAqiuR
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 15, 2021
@jaketapper any thoughts?
— Surya (@Hoju89) April 15, 2021
I look forward to @jaketapper covering this revelation, being the respected journalist he is lmao
— Thatherton_ (@Thatherton2) April 15, 2021
Thoroughly disgusting. They should all be sued for trafficking known lies.
— bluska (@bluskabucknut) April 15, 2021
At the very least, Twitter should be putting those little disclaimers at the bottom of their tweets.
The media is the enemy of the people. Wonder if any of them will respond to the new information? Oh who am I kidding. Of course not.
— michael d (@mcd6986) April 15, 2021
The only reason they backtracked this bogus story is because Biden Administration wants to remove troops from Afghanistan.
— chasidervative (@chasidervative) April 15, 2021
And we saw how the media reacted when Trump announced he was removing troops from Afghanistan.
@SenDuckworth the sad part is you used this and American service members for you own personal agenda. You should be ashamed of yourself and you’re a disgrace
— TXPres (@TXPresident) April 15, 2021
@jaketapper was OBSESSED with “Russian Bounties”. ROUGH DAY FOR JAKE!
— reality czar (@BobQuarantine) April 15, 2021
??? This was part of their lies to get President Trump out of office too. They spread lies about him but kept the truth from getting out proving Biden's corruption.
— Rey Alexa (@icur1096) April 15, 2021
I think this is called "Russian disinformation".
— Scherz (@ScherzingerMark) April 15, 2021
Rachel Maddow: " . . now you know from this reporting in the New York Times which has since been confirmed by the Wall Street Journal . . "
That's like saying, "this report from Adam Schiff has been confirmed by Nancy Pelosi"
They use fake news stories to support fake news
— 10MinutesOfVideos (@minutes_videos) April 15, 2021
Just another example of fake news media doing the will of the Democrats
— Ass Hole (@AssHole62711862) April 15, 2021
And it took a study to find out that what Americans want from journalists is the facts.
‘Trump was right and it was all fake news’: Sounds like that whole ‘Russian bounties’ narrative just imploded https://t.co/GyCLqMIeOC
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 15, 2021