It seems that today is the day that NBC News folks are going all-out to validate Trump’s media criticism. First there was MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell retracting yesterday’s big Trump/”Russian oligarchs” scoop, and next up is NBC News’ national security correspondent Ken Dilanian:
Correction: Experts who have looked at new USCIS policy say it applies if a service member adopts a child overseas, but children born to service members on deployment would still automatically get citizenship. I deleted tweets with the incorrect info. https://t.co/xeu8I3zrkJ
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) August 28, 2019
Dilanian had previously tweeted that the rule would involve all children born to U.S. military members outside of the country, and it made the rounds quickly:
— Joe Cunningham (@JoePCunningham) August 28, 2019
Well, that certainly changes things just a little:
How many retweets did the original get?
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) August 28, 2019
Safe answer: A lot more than the correction.
I'd like to point out that this tweet is coming directly on the heals of @Lawrence saying he covered a story that did not meet NBC's "rigorous" verification standards. Is Trump really that wrong to be ridiculing these ppl every day??? https://t.co/iQb03L8noq
— August is #Butlerfest – all month (@RealKiraDavis) August 28, 2019
Banner day for NBC https://t.co/Iy7sK83WT3
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 28, 2019
Better to be first than to be right, eh, Ken? https://t.co/IKNh6v2d1m
— Not Not s// / tt (@mdrache) August 28, 2019
So this is pretty different.
I still personally think it's shitty, but it affects far fewer members than our wonderful media initially indicated because rush to publish. https://t.co/vLpC0sUeZP
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) August 28, 2019
Weird how this keeps happening. https://t.co/zFM30ooVhp
— Darin Lloyd (@db_lloyd) August 28, 2019
would be nice if people checked stuff like this *before* tweeting, but that is just a friendly suggestion!!!!! https://t.co/JqW1I02PU3
— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) August 28, 2019
We’ll find out what the media holding off on kneejerk reactions looks like the next time a Democrat is president.