Yesterday morning, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeted that Donald Trump had yet to see the now-infamous video depicting him taking out his political and media opponents, but “based upon everything he has heard, he strongly condemns this video”:
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) October 14, 2019
It’s been a whole day since Grisham’s tweet, and ABC News’ Jon Karl would like to make it clear that he’s not satisfied with what she had to say:
24 hours later, still nothing directly from the President condemning this video or the decision to play it at a pro-Trump conference at Trump National Doral. https://t.co/RqPtDRZz7I
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) October 15, 2019
24 hours later, still nothing directly from the President condemning a video that next to no one would’ve ever seen had it not been for the media firefighters trying to make it into a national scandal. The video was tasteless and dumb — and the media have done their damnedest to make sure that it’s seen by as many people as possible.
So spare us, Jonathan. Please.
Nothing? Nothing at all?? Are you going to be OK?
— Stephe96 (@Stephe96) October 15, 2019
It’s tough out there for Real Journalists™.
I’m so sorry.
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) October 15, 2019
I'm so sorry this is happening to you
— ?GeekArmy? (@nosajonra) October 15, 2019
Our hearts go out to Jonathan Karl et al. After all, it must be so frustrating to feel like someone with a lot of influence is trying to bury what should be a much bigger story.
So let me get this straight. Trump needs to disavow meme videos, but assaults on maga persons require nothing from Democrats and the media?(one and the same).
— Boondock saint (@Boondoc80852347) October 15, 2019
Any comment about ACTUAL violence in Minneapolis? You have all studiously ignored it….https://t.co/iWxT4ug4oc
— Stacey (@ScotsFyre) October 15, 2019
ABC News journos seem to be ignoring a lot of things lately …
What do you say about the video your network posted that was a lie?
— Kelly Ober (@kelly_ober) October 15, 2019
Still no on air apology for lying about the “Syria” video
— CHOseph A Bank (@eyeonrox) October 15, 2019
24 hours later, still no on-air correction for ABC’s fake news video where they tried to pass off a Kentucky gun range as the war zone in Syria. Don’t let them distract you. https://t.co/cfwUEuwitt
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) October 15, 2019
ABC News’ totally honest mistake — which definitely wasn’t an attempt at deliberate deception — was a pretty egregious one. A Twitter “correction” seems pretty insufficient given the ramifications of what they did. What’s the holdup, Jonathan?
Where is your condemnation of your own network for falsifying news footage to help shape a narrative? You guys (MSM) are an absolute joke.
— Michael Dennis (@mikeyd4071) October 15, 2019
The story was a nothingburger.
Let it go. https://t.co/wukmA5yx9Z
— RBe (@RBPundit) October 15, 2019
Maybe we’ll take Karl’s outrage seriously when he decides to start applying it to outrageous offenses by people and entities other than Donald Trump.
why don't you go do some journalism while you wait?
— t.ferguson (@JAAnonumbers) October 15, 2019