A tweet from President Trump about Fox News and OANN caused the Washington Post’s lead fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, to serve up what ended up being a two-fer:
A reminder that most modern presidents barely looked at television, unless it was a breaking news event, since they had access to much more accurate information from government sources https://t.co/F63TUdFXdS
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) January 1, 2021
— fudgetosser (@fudgetosser) January 2, 2021
Others have different recollections:
Hold up here, Sparky. pic.twitter.com/rGwtd5PntQ
— Mostly Plorable (@mbeauchamp3) January 1, 2021
— T. Garcia (@tacitus_012) January 2, 2021
— Rev. Ducati? (@Reverend_Ducati) January 2, 2021
Television seemed to be one of the primary ways the nation’s 44th president learned things about his own administration, at least according to Obama himself:
Bro.. This is literally how Obama found out about all the bad stuff his admin was doing https://t.co/Y66lKm17Qo
— Kazundo Gōda (@Anonsource7) January 1, 2021
That's where Obama learned about almost everything negative that happened in his administration, according to him.
— @EveTX on Parler (@mac_n_cheezcake) January 2, 2021
— Glubbling™ Coral Reef ? (@MrRandem) January 1, 2021
Maybe the media was too busy carrying Obama’s water to notice that he had an affinity for television, sports and other entertainment.
— Sean Durns (@SeanDurns) January 1, 2021
The apparently unintentional swipe at the media is a nice touch as well:
So the news media isn’t accurate he’s saying. We know. https://t.co/2CBVf2VMMw
— Ashley (@sassy_ashy) January 2, 2021
Glenn takes dig at DJT and ALL of broadcast journalism in one fell swoop. WaPo is totally reliable though… https://t.co/ouYEv8IHYX
— BlueNGold (@BlueNGold92) January 2, 2021
Only thing worse than thinking the government is accurate? An alleged journalist doing so. https://t.co/FvXo46WbnJ
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) January 2, 2021
So at least that part of the fact-check was accurate.
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