Saturday, July 7, 2018

Trump Calls On Twitter To Delete New York Times & Washington Post As "Fake" Accounts

Donald Trump calls for Twitter to delete the accounts of the New York Times and the Washington Post for posting "fake news"
Donald Trump
Donald Trump's Saturday morning tweet shared the news that Twitter is now suspending or deleting fake accounts at a much higher pace than ever before in an attempt to stave the flow of fake news.

For once, he actually tweeted something true. At least, the first sentence is true. Then he goes into his used-car salesman routine.

"Twitter is getting rid of fake accounts at a record pace. Will that include the Failing New York Times and propaganda machine for Amazon, the Washington Post, who constantly quote anonymous sources that, in my opinion, don’t exist - They will both be out of business in 7 years!" wrote the Trumpster.

Ironically, the tweet was clearly inspired by this story in the (ahem) Washington Post.



While Trump loves to say the 'anonymous sources' quoted by major newspapers and media outlets don't really exist, the fact is the journalists at outlets like the New York Times and Washington Post love winning awards and being heralded for their work. And all it takes is one manufactured "quote" to ruin a lifetime of reputation.

No true journalist is going to commit professional suicide over Donald Trump. It's just not going to happen.

People may make mistakes. And when it happens, we see outlets like the New York Times or the Washington Post print a retraction/correction.

Trump never admits, "Hey, I was wrong."

No comments:

Post a Comment