It’s really sad when a failed entity or industry tries to make itself relevant by resorting to what amounts to lying to generate headlines.
Eager to feed what little audience remains for their product, and desperate to find something in President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address that outlined the challenges facing the nation and what he and his administration are doing about it, several mainstream media outlets tried to debunk his message, and ended up making idiots of themselves.
John Nolte of Breitbart has a partial list:
The New York Times labels as “false” Trump’s statement about illegal border crossings being an “urgent national crisis.”
But it’s only after a paragraph of pedantic blah, blah, blah that the far-left Times finally admits a “record number of families have tried to cross the border in recent months, overwhelming officials at the border and creating a new kind of humanitarian crisis.”…
Although border apprehensions plummeted by 91 percent after fencing was completed in San Diego, the Times labeled it “misleading” when Trump said a border barrier in San Diego “almost completely ended illegal crossings.”…
Trump said we have been fighting in the Middle East for almost 19 years.
Because it’s been “almost 18 years,” the New York Times calls Trump a liar because the New York Times will decide what “almost” means….
Trump says “one in three women is sexually assaulted on the long journey north.”
To which Politico replies: Whoa, whoa, whoa there, Hoss… It’s only 31 percent of women who are sexually assaulted, which is a far cry from the 33 percent required to achieve your “one in three” claim, and we’re not going to turn Texas blue if we start throwing ’round outrageous terms like “one in three.”…
CNN’s fact check of Trump’s speech is so tedious, so pedantic it makes a trip to the DMV feel like a carnival ride. Here’s a favorite example:
Trump says: “If I had not been elected President of the United States, we would right now, in my opinion, be in a major war with North Korea.”
And the four paragraphs of “owning” the Orange Bad Man over this statement begin with: “This is questionable.”
Uhm, what exactly is questionable about an opinion?…
There’s more at Breitbart.
The plain and simple reality is that fact-checking this president might be a cottage industry in the mainstream media, but, for the most part, he speaks the truth. All of this failure to find fault should give them a clue.