Another day, another yuge Trump scandal:
Wait, wait. People are upset because Trump fed some fish?
— Alyssa E. Hackbarth (@AlyssaEinDC) November 6, 2017
Yep. And we’ve got CNN to thank for that:
— CNN (@CNN) November 6, 2017
Can you believe it, you guys? Donald Trump dumped his whole box of fish food into the koi pond! How rude!
Nicely edited video, CNN. Zoom in real close so nobody can see Shinzo Abe emptying his container first. https://t.co/PIAnlgpNbD
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November 6, 2017
— Indigo Colossus (@IndigoColossus) November 6, 2017
Abe dumped his fish food first. pic.twitter.com/dWZf2IDrPL
— Nicholas Wadhams (@nwadhams) November 6, 2017
But when you’re this desperate for a narrative, you’ll grasp at any straw you can find. And when you can’t find a straw lying around, just pull one out of your ass.
— Glenn Amurgis (@gamurgis) November 6, 2017
— Alex @ NYC (@Alex_Roams) November 6, 2017
Hi @brianstelter you cover media. Can you offer an explanation on why CNN deceptively edited this video this way? Thanks
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 6, 2017
I wonder if @brianstelter will have something to say about this, for all the harumphing about standards and trust and professionalism
— Ed K (@edkrayewski) November 6, 2017
This is still CNN’s pinned tweet, by the way:
— CNN (@CNN) October 23, 2017
Bless their hearts. They actually expect us to believe they put facts first!
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) November 6, 2017
This apple looks like a 🍌
— I Got News For You (@gotnews4you) November 6, 2017
the Apple has gone bad
— Taz (@Taz_Shoots) November 6, 2017
Rotten to the core.
We've already got fake Trump stories on Japanese automakers in the US (I fell for this one) & fish feeding. This dumb crap has to stop.
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) November 6, 2017
There's lies, damned lies and then there's the media.
— John Smith (@JohnRealSmith) November 6, 2017
CNN hasn’t tweeted out an official correction, though their political analyst Julie Davis did … eventually:
7,000 likes + retweets for the "Trump is an incompetent boor" angle.
— Joel Fine (@joelfine) November 6, 2017
Works every time it’s tried.
Maybe next time they’ll take a page from Yashar Ali’s book:
I've deleted this tweet which was based on multiple news reports but the video clearly shows Abe dumping his box of food first. pic.twitter.com/nsdt8U0awj
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 6, 2017
How it’s done. Take note, every other journalist who tweeted this. There’s a reason Yashar is trusted by even us conservatives. https://t.co/PxGZ2joW5z
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) November 6, 2017
Or better yet, maybe next time they’ll just ignore the urge to deceive people in the first place.
Editor’s note: The MSM’s deception was also covered earlier here.