In the latest installment of actual fake news, we have “journalist” Ian Bremmer tweeting a quote and attributing it to President Trump (which he has now deleted).
Did Trump actually say that?
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) May 26, 2019
is this…real? https://t.co/J7Bu1KYOqq
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 26, 2019
Nope, Trump never said it, as Bremmer later admitted (and then deleted).
No, the point is that journalists who aspire to have credibility with readers do not tweet out fake quotes from the president of the United States who happens to be traveling internationally.
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) May 26, 2019
Bremmer’s attempt at teaching a lesson about Trump ended up turning into a lesson for Bremmer about Twitter spankings.
It appears @ianbremmer made up a Trump quote, presented it as real, watched as it spread through Twitter, and then, when called on his fabrication, defended himself by saying the quote was 'plausible.' Now, he seems to be enjoying the brouhaha…
— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 26, 2019
— Elliott Hamilton (@ElliottRHams) May 26, 2019
Just take the L
— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) May 26, 2019
Posting a fake Trump quote portraying it to be real is deservedly backfiring tremendously on Ian Bremmer. https://t.co/5IcqDD6Z9N
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) May 26, 2019
Ian – I found some Nancy Pelosi videos on Facebook you're going to absolutely love
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) May 26, 2019
Just the height of irresponsibility.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) May 26, 2019
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) May 26, 2019
Even Tommy Vietor went after him.
Posting fake quotes is a douchey move.
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) May 26, 2019
In the process of trying to make a point about the president in an extremely irresponsible way, Bremmer ended up making a point about his own profession.