A reporter & CNN political analyst tried to fact check something President Trump said in his State of the Union address last night, and, well, let‚Äôs just say it didn‚Äôt go a long way towards removing the media‚Äôs ‚Äúfake news‚ÄĚ label.
12 hours later and this incorrect tweet is still up. I'm assuming Karem, a CNN contributor, will correct or delete this because *clears throat* facts first.https://t.co/wpDYlg98XM
‚ÄĒ David Rutz (@DavidRutz) January 31, 2018
Check out this attempt at a ‚Äúfact check‚ÄĚ:
Our motto is "in God we trust." ‚Äď WRONG. Our motto has been E Pluribus Unum ‚Äď out of many One.
‚ÄĒ Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) January 31, 2018
Oh really? Nearly 4,000 retweets and counting, except there‚Äôs a problem (as is often the case with the media):
Well Bri‚Ä¶. pic.twitter.com/yn5kqcF4m7
‚ÄĒ The Right Wing M ?? (@TheRightWingM) January 31, 2018
It's one thing if you don't know this fact, @BrianKarem .
It's another thing entirely when a political analyst "corrects" the President in a gotcha moment while getting the facts abjectly incorrect pic.twitter.com/DwSK9Of0uH
‚ÄĒ Brad Slager ???? (@MartiniShark) January 31, 2018
Did you get that information from a fictional 8-year old on the metro? Because it's ‚Äď WRONG. Per House Joint Resolution 396 (July 30, 1956), our national motto is "In God We Trust."
‚ÄĒ James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) January 31, 2018
Maybe first he should have at least tried, ‚ÄúHey Alexa, would this tweet be an apple or a banana?‚ÄĚ
Dude‚Ä¶do you even google? https://t.co/puX3ERXMSH
‚ÄĒ Johannes Paulsen (@Real_Johannes_P) January 31, 2018
Who fact checks the fact checkers? https://t.co/gNdXE8chwY
‚ÄĒ SpaceRacer423 (@SpaceRacer423) January 31, 2018
This is a microcosm of the Press fact checking institution.
They say Trump is wrong or lied, get it wrong themselves, no correction, and then they add it to the Trump "lies" tally at the end of the week for pundits to comment. https://t.co/sq5eh96g0o
‚ÄĒ Lee Doren (@LDoren) January 31, 2018
It's actually correct, but enjoy your thousands of RTs https://t.co/lPqpNErPVh
‚ÄĒ Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) January 31, 2018
And they wonder why the ‚Äúfake news‚ÄĚ label sticks?
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