As Twitchy told you earlier, NBC News and MSNBC reported that the feds had wiretapped Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and even intercepted one of his calls. Yeah, well, about that:
MSNBC Chyron: "Correction: Feds are monitoring, not listening to Cohen's calls"
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) May 3, 2018
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) May 3, 2018
*HUGE* correction from NBC – says feds are “monitoring” michael cohen’s calls, not listening to or recording them.
— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) May 3, 2018
whoa: NBC is correcting its wiretap story on MSNBC right now, saying it was not a wiretap on Cohen phone. Says it was instead a log of phone calls known as a "pen register," so couldn't listen in
— Justin Sink (@justinsink) May 3, 2018
CORRECTION: Feds have pen-register, not wiretap on Michael Cohen pic.twitter.com/gXLckdKPeX
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 3, 2018
MSNBC just corrected on-air their wiretapping story, now say the government was "monitoring" Cohen's calls.
That is… a gigantic difference.
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) May 3, 2018
Pretty darn gigantic, yeah.
Good lord. https://t.co/cslwfXo34O
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) May 3, 2018
For chrissakes https://t.co/fIB4tYx6AL
— Daniel Foster (@DanFosterType) May 3, 2018
The media just can’t stop covering themselves in glory, can they?
This is an immense screw-up. A pen register is comparatively a nothingburger. https://t.co/c8mMntW2HP
— LoomingCrisisHat (@Popehat) May 3, 2018
The media have to stop blowing stories like this. Get it together, guys. https://t.co/deqDq935R6
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) May 3, 2018
Michael Cohen is NOT wiretapped.
His phone calls are being monitored.
Buddha on a biscuit our media is awful.
— Melissa Mackenzie ? (@MelissaTweets) May 3, 2018
There’s only one question left to ask now:
Did they get confirmation from Stormy Daniels lawyer? https://t.co/ffxsCpdmKF
— Mujahed Kobbe (@Moj_kobe) May 3, 2018
Well? Did they?
But, but, but… Stormy's lawyer Michael Avenatti said on MSNBC today that he had confirmed the story. Womp womp. https://t.co/pyhhiluy76
— Christian Datoc (@TocRadio) May 3, 2018
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.
NBC News investigative reporter Tom Winter just tweeted out this clarification:
Correction: Earlier today NBC News, and this reporter, said that Michael Cohen's phone lines were wiretapped. 3 Senior U.S. Officials now dispute that, saying the monitoring was limited to a log of calls (pen register) not a wiretap of Cohen's lines. We will continue to report.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) May 3, 2018
Uh, no offense, dude, but it seems like continuing to report is what got you guys into this mess in the first place.