As Twitchy told you, MSNBC’s Katy Tur indulged a mind-blowingly awful take from “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff. According to Wolff, blatant factual errors are OK because “if it rings true, it is true.” Tur couldn’t help but agree.
Michael Wolff to Katy Tur on his book, "Fire and Fury": "If it rings true, it is true."
— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) January 8, 2018
That may pass for integrity for most of the media these days, but there are still a few journalists left who know better. Jake Tapper is one of them:
Not a journalistic principle or even, really, a factual statement. https://t.co/NY2Ft67FhS
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 8, 2018
Bam. Take note, Katy Tur et al. Because whatever you’re practicing, it sure as hell isn’t journalism.
FEELZ, Jake. It's all about them FEELZ. https://t.co/fGG6sT7mSV
— Mary Elizabeth (@mchastain81) January 8, 2018
There you are concerning yourself with those pesky facts again, Jake! Facts are so passé.
— Mary Sullivan (@MarySullPO) January 8, 2018
Mr. Tapper, I admire how you're committed to journalistic principles. Please continue.
— scott day (@runningscott59) January 8, 2018
Tapper’s tweet was only the beginning:
GOP circulating this Tapper clip. Has he blown his big chance at a Fake News Award on Wednesday night? https://t.co/qRkiLb7h5k
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) January 8, 2018