In case you are just joining us, we would like to use the following example to welcome you to 2018.
NBC News is making the following correction to a tweet about something President Trump said about Confederate general Robert E. Lee, except it wasn’t about Robert E. Lee it was about United States general Ulysses S. Grant.
CORRECTION: An earlier tweet misidentified the general President Trump described as "incredible" at a rally in Ohio. It was Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, not Gen. Robert E. Lee. An attached video clip lacked the full context for Trump's remark. Here is the full clip. pic.twitter.com/NZHj3Q2dHL
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 14, 2018
The original tweet.
WATCH: President Trump says "Robert E. Lee was a great general" during Ohio rally, calling the Confederate leader "incredible." pic.twitter.com/HhsLI1Mk05
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 13, 2018
How did we get here?
Why are the errors almost always against Trump, almost never in his favor?
(Rhetorical question.) https://t.co/zGrgu87ULJ
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) October 14, 2018
Unsurprisingly, President Trump has also noticed that trend.
NBC News has totally and purposely changed the point and meaning of my story about General Robert E Lee and General Ulysses Grant. Was actually a shoutout to warrior Grant and the great state in which he was born. As usual, dishonest reporting. Even mainstream media embarrassed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2018
The journalism, it is bad. https://t.co/Ae5p8NxKBY
— BWH (@BWH85) October 14, 2018
President Donald Trump.
Robert E. Lee.
Ulysses S. Grant.
A handy reminder of why Trump’s “fake news” attacks are so effective. https://t.co/AhVrmi5wOH
— Jason B. Whitman (@JasonBWhitman) October 14, 2018
This kind of thing is exactly why Americans are growing more distrusting of the news media with each passing day and why President Trump’s fake news lines are received so well by his supporters.
And the spin goes ON! Media double down on Robert E. Lee /Trump story and it gets even DUMBER https://t.co/GCVIRE6DG5
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 14, 2018