As we told you last night, MSNBC helped the Iranian regime spread its bogus propaganda after missiles were fired at U.S. bases in Iraq by citing claims from Iran state media:
MSNBC helped Iran push the false claim that 30 U.S. soldiers were killed tonight in their attack. Zero were killed.
This isn't just fake news, this is so damn disrespectful to the family members of those deployed.
Do better or delete your network.pic.twitter.com/2l9KzsNPc5
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) January 8, 2020
After some in the U.S. media, including MSNBC, started citing the Iran state media claims, the “fake news” spread fast on social media. However, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes is defending his network by saying he pointed out where the information came from and everybody should have been skeptical because of the source:
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 8, 2020
If the source was dubious at best, then why pass along the claims at all? Actually, everybody knows why, and nobody’s buying Hayes’ spin:
What the hell? Has the State Department & DOD stopped talking to you? That propaganda lit up Twitter you moron. People took is as fact. Don’t do stupid stuff. Just don’t. Think about how families felt if they saw this. Good God. https://t.co/amo76RvfmF
— Stacey (@ScotsFyre) January 8, 2020
They know exactly what they were doing by spreading Iran state media claims.
Wait you mean Iran isn’t to be trusted?
— Federalist Musket?? (@Patriot_Musket) January 8, 2020
I pushed out state propoganda, but I put a disclaimer on the end.
— Abe Froman (@Abe_Froman_34) January 8, 2020
“Here’s what a super untrustworthy source is saying” is peak MSNBC “journalism.”
You were sharing propaganda and doing exactly what Iran wanted. Disgusting . https://t.co/DnpYlWLshn
— ConserveMeNot (@conservemenot) January 8, 2020
Journalism 101 if it's not confirmed don't report it. https://t.co/S8SRYL2BGa
— NeverGiveUp (@PuttyBudd) January 8, 2020
To be fair to Chris, I assume everything reported by MSNBC is unverified. https://t.co/vj6YnQSWIf
— Travis Ekbom ? (@TravisEkbom) January 8, 2020