This is a legit “holy s*it” moment. You know this Reuters story alleging HHS chief Alex Azar put a Labradoodle breeder in charge of the nation’s COVID-19 response? Yeah. Totally bogus:
— Reuters (@Reuters) April 22, 2020
Major kudos to the Dallas Morning News for getting this one right:
This is how #FakeNews happens.
Good for the @dallasnews for setting this straight.
“No, Trump did not put a Labradoodle breeder in charge of COVID-19 response”https://t.co/LX14CcXXry
— Tim Murtaugh – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TimMurtaugh) April 24, 2020
Yes, his family own a dog-breeding business. But Reuters left A LOT out:
Reports that a dog breeder was in charge of the COVID WH Task Force were very misleading. Brian Harrison worked in the Bush Administration and his wife worked at Pentagon under Bob Gates. https://t.co/7aNrXh6VWf
— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) April 24, 2020
“Many news orgs should be embarrassed”:
(From the Dallas Morning News and many news orgs should be embarrassed with their headlines about this man) No, Trump did not put a Labradoodle breeder in charge of COVID-19 response https://t.co/LHfibrTsW5
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) April 24, 2020
Here are a few examples:
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 24, 2020
And we’re looking forward to Chris Hayes correcting the record on air:
Watch @chrislhayes : A Labradoodle breeder is currently running the day-to-day federal response to a once in a century pandemic.
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) April 24, 2020
And everyone else owes Harrison an apology:
These people are so morally corrupt its downright frightening. https://t.co/nZnytpFRHq
— Matthew Tyrmand (@MatthewTyrmand) April 24, 2020
The next time someone asks why we’ve lost faith in the media, show them this story:
It’s the drip, drip of these phony “bombshells” that are sapping MS media of any shred of reliability leading into election. https://t.co/xiQu2bfdXp
— David Asman (@DavidAsmanfox) April 24, 2020