CNN’s had a heck of a week. As we told you Thursday, CNN decided to add some important context to President Trump’s comment about MS-13 “animals” nearly a full day after it was originally reported.
Up next for CNN was a report about the revenue stream from Trump-owned golf courses over the last couple years. The problem, as CNN admitted in the corrected story, was that they were comparing apples and bananas (to use CNN’s own terminology). Eric Trump pointed out the error earlier on Thursday:
I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone why @CNN is a complete joke: Specifically they fail to disclose that they are comparing a 12 month period (this years report) against last years report which covered 16 months (1/3 more time). 😝🤥 https://t.co/RKCdmgGDev
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) May 17, 2018
And CNN eventually issued the correction:
A previous tweet about President Trump’s income from his golf courses has been deleted. The story has been updated to address an inaccurate comparison of two different time periods https://t.co/1LZjnu8Qyf
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 17, 2018
Editor’s Note: This story has been corrected to address an inaccurate comparison of two different time periods in the original version. Trump’s financial disclosure report for 2016 also included the first three and a half months of 2017, a period of 15 ½ months. Trump’s financial disclosure for 2017, released Wednesday, covered a 12-month period. The original story’s comparison of two different time periods led to an unsupported assessment about the revenue of the Trump golf businesses.
The revenue streams to President Donald Trump from his golf courses have been roughly flat since his last financial disclosure report, according the new report released Wednesday.
Who’s up for another “apples and bananas” lecture about getting the facts right?
Would it flipping kill you to verify facts instead of just rushing out a slam story? https://t.co/RjHG128HlB
— Reduce your tweets improve your life (@lamblock) May 18, 2018
Oh fer goodness sakes. PLEASE stop shooting yourselves in the foot. Do real journalism instead of rushing to press with what seems like a story that'll make Trump look bad. YOU'RE the ones who look like idiots instead. https://t.co/Vtwn6BARZM
— Pam D (@lifebythecreek) May 18, 2018
Dear lord, just take news out of your title already. You suck at this https://t.co/cgqzmCYAhu
— #Benghazi Stacy (@Discoveringme40) May 18, 2018
A previous tweet about President Trump’s income from his golf courses has been deleted. The story has been updated to address our lies—fixed it.
— M J (@FrankUtahKilo) May 18, 2018
Apple or banana?
— Wits McGee (@wits_mcgee) May 18, 2018
— Jen DinNJ (@JenDinnj) May 18, 2018
— TBRL (@Youyoyotoo) May 18, 2018
They were really on a roll!
.@CNN @Lauren_delvalle, Thank you for the retraction and correction. I appreciate you doing the right thing. Trump reports his golf income steady since taking office @CNNPolitics https://t.co/qoy70UXMXA
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) May 18, 2018