CNN was among the countless media outlets who didn’t bother to acknowledge the context of Donald Trump’s “animals” remarks about MS-13 before running with the narrative that he was referring to all illegal immigrants as “animals”:
"We're taking people out of the country. You wouldn't believe how bad these people are. These aren't people — these are animals." During a meeting with public officials who oppose California’s sanctuary policies, Pres. Trump criticized US immigration laws https://t.co/C6tQ0GTI4O pic.twitter.com/lCGWCzaaTV
— CNN (@CNN) May 16, 2018
Well, they’ve had some time to sleep on it. Twenty hours, in fact. And now, they’ve realized that Trump was actually referring to MS-13:
As reported in the article above, Trump’s remarks late Wednesday were in response to comments about members of MS-13 and other undocumented immigrants who are deported for committing crimes.
— CNN (@CNN) May 17, 2018
Welcome to the party, CNN. That’s not an apology or anything, but whatever.
man, good thing you guys corrected that horribly misleading headline so quickly or people might have gotten the wrong idea. pic.twitter.com/9WRlUF1Ake
— JMAguilera 🇺🇸 🇪🇸 (@tobasoft) May 17, 2018
Nice try, CNN.
— Ray Sawhill (@raysawhill) May 17, 2018
— Rusty Weiss 🤔 (@rustyweiss74) May 17, 2018
This clarification only took a day
— Poll Cat (@gato_danger) May 17, 2018
Day late dollar short
— forabettertomorrow (@rjdkmd) May 17, 2018
Better late than never, huh?
<YELLS FIRE IN CROWDED THEATER>
Two hours later: What we meant was “ᵀʰᵉʳᵉ’ˢ ⁿᵒ FIRE!” https://t.co/geDkVGAUy6
— Matt’s Idea Shop (@MattsIdeaShop) May 17, 2018
So why did you leave this out of the original tweet, causing completely misleading information to spread? 🤔 https://t.co/eeAO1g8KGQ
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) May 17, 2018
so is this article a apple or a banana?
— Glenn Amurgis (@gamurgis) May 17, 2018
THIS IS AN APPLE https://t.co/cY4AFD5bqP
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) May 17, 2018
So, what you are saying is that your apple was really a banana. Got it. #fakenews
— Brett (@Brett10477317) May 17, 2018
If there’s one thing this has taught us, it’s that we should definitely continue to rely on CNN for honest journalism.
Shame on you. No wonder they call you Fake News.
— Ben Fidler (@benfidler) May 17, 2018
Do you guys not get how bad this makes you look??
— BW (@benw70) May 17, 2018
And you wonder why everyone is tuning out?
— bumpercop20 (@bumpercop20) May 17, 2018
Too little too late. You're so eager to find any tidbit to make @POTUS look bad that you are sacrificing your journalistic integrity…which BTW, you've completely lost.
— LIM (@lorenzaim) May 17, 2018
20 hrs later you "correct" a headline you knew to be false before you tweeted it. Once again you have proven to be incompetent at best or liars at worst. Good job @CNN
— David Tipple (@DavidTipple3) May 17, 2018