After the BussFeed story lie on Thursday, In a very informative article, The Daily Caller News Foundation compiled a list of the top 11 times the mainstream media has lied to the American public, trying (it appears) to trick them into believing untrue charges against President Trump.
The “screw-ups,” when listed like this, seem less of an accident and more like a blatant attempt to brainwash uneducated viewers with sounds bites.
- CNN Accused Don Trump Jr. Of WikiLeaks Collusion—But Sources Wrong
“Last December, CNN’s Manu Raju reported that Wikileaks emailed Donald Trump Jr. to give him access to stolen documents a full ten days before they were released to the public.
“Unfortunately for CNN, it turns out their sources gave them the wrong date. Don Jr. actually received an email with access to the stolen docs on Sept. 14, 2016, after they had already been released publicly.”
Many people wonder if CNN didn’t do this deliberately, and wouldn’t put it past them when recalling the video that showed a CNN producers clearly state they knew Russian story was bogus but ran it anyway.
- ABC Forced To Fire Journalist After Stock Market Tanks From Fake News
“ABC was forced to suspend Brian Ross after he falsely reported that former national security adviser Michael Flynn was prepared to testify that then-candidate Donald Trump ordered him to make contact with the Russians.
“The stock market dropped a few hundred points at the news — but it turned out to be fake.
“ABC clarified that Flynn was actually prepared to testify that Trump asked him to contact Russia while the administration was transitioning into office. Pretty standard preparation for an incoming president.”
- Bloomberg ‘Zero In’ Lie About Deutsche Bank
Bloomberg initially reported in December that special counsel Robert Mueller had “zeroed in” on Trump by subpoenaing Deutsche Bank records for the incoming-president and his family. However, the news outlet was forced to admit that the Mueller was really only looking for records concerning “people affiliated” with the president.
Again, knowing that this wasn’t true, they ran it anyway.
- Sessions Wasn’t Guilty Of Hiding Russian Meetings
“Last May, CNN was sure that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had botched protocol when he didn’t list meetings he had with the Russian ambassador on his security clearance forms. To CNN and other establishment media outlets, this was proof that Sessions was hiding something related to Russia.
“A little over six months later, CNN quietly walked back the scandal, explaining the FBI sent emails informing Sessions’ aide that he did not need to disclose the meetings on his forms because they were carried out in the course of his duties as a senator.”
- Russians Weren’t Hacking the Power Grid
“The Washington Post claimed in January 2017 that Russians were hacking the U.S. power grid through a company in Vermont, only to change the story to say that only one laptop was infiltrated. It turns out that one laptop was never even connected to the power grid.”
Totally incomplete and false reporting.
- GOP Never Funded The Dossier
“A number of news outlets have consistently claimed that Republicans initially paid for the anti-Trump Steele dossier, failing to note that Steele wasn’t even contracted by Fusion GPS until after the GOP donors pulled funding. The Republican donors say they paid Fusion for standard opposition research and that they have zero connection to the controversial dossier.
“The media has perpetuated this falsehood so consistently that even former FBI director James Comey was confused, repeating the lie in an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier.”
- CNN Claimed Comey Would Testify Trump Lied
“Prior to former FBI director James Comey’s congressional testimony last June, CNN asserted that Comey was prepared to contradict a key claim by President Trump — that Comey told him he was not under investigation.
“Sadly for them, Comey’s prepared testimony was released with the line, ‘During our one-on-one meeting at Trump Tower…I offered that assurance [that he was not under investigation].’”
- Media Claimed ’17 Intel Agencies’ Agreed on Russian Interference
“The media perpetuated a false claim from presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for months, insisting that all 17 intelligence agencies agree that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. The New York Times, for example, rated that claim as true only to later say the exact opposite.
“Only four intelligence agencies ultimately deemed Russia responsible for meddling because the other 13 have no business making judgments on the claim. As NYT succinctly explained, ‘the rest were doing other work.’”
- NBC Bombshell of Manafort “Donation” Notes
“NBC botched its big scoop claiming that Paul Manafort’s notes from a meeting with a Russian lawyer included the word “donations” near a reference to the Republican National Committee.
“Turns out that not only did the word “donations” not appear in Manafort’s notes, but the word “donor” didn’t either. POLITICO had to correct the NBC report, leaving the legacy network looking awfully embarrassed.”
And, there was the time that NBC was busted hiding information on a witness who contradicted a Kavanaugh accuser’s story.
- NBC Forced To Make Cohen ‘Wiretap’ Correction
“NBC issued a major correction in May on a story about wiretaps and Michael Cohen.
“NBC initially claimed that federal investigators were listening in on Cohen’s phone calls, but it turns out they had what’s called a “pen register warrant,” which means they could see who Cohen spoke to on the phone but could not hear what was said.”
The fact that the mainstream media continues to perpetuate lies about the president should concern every American, regardless of political affiliation. It seems patently clear that the agenda involves tricking people who are too stupid to learn the truth for themselves.
These are just a few of the lies that have been circulated.