Published on Aug 27, 2018
The part I’m referring to starts at about 3:56, but I started the video a little earlier so you can get some context. From that point on, the video is pretty awkward.
It struck me as dishonest for the reporter to pretend that the media on the topic of Trump and/or Russia is credible. CNN and other outlets have gotten multiple “bombshell” reports on this topic wrong, and the consequence of showing your obvious bias and sloppy reporting is that some people are going to question your reporting on that topic. It’s simple.
1) From CNN
Washington (CNN) In his much-anticipated congressional testimony on Thursday, fired FBI Director James Comey will dispute President Donald Trump’s blanket claim that he was told he was not under investigation multiple times, according to sources familiar with Comey’s thinking.
CORRECTION AND UPDATE: This article was published before Comey released his prepared opening statement. The article and headline have been corrected to reflect that Comey does not directly dispute that Trump was told multiple times he was not under investigation in his prepared testimony released after this story was published.
2) “In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on CNN.com, CNN has accepted the resignations of the employees involved in the story’s publication,” a spokesman said Monday evening. The story, which reported that Congress was investigating a “Russian investment fund with ties to Trump officials,” cited a single anonymous source.
3) CNN claimed the Trump campaign was given special access to Wikileaks documents before they were published based on an email they said was dated September 4, prior to the release of those documents. They updated the story to show that the email was actually dated September 14, after the documents were made public, which means some random person messaged the Trump Campaign about public information, which is a non-story. Updated CNN article.
4) CNN’s Hadas Gold tweets out viral photos of caged migrant children at an ICE detention facility, giving the impression they were recent photos. The photos were also tweeted out by the editor-in-chief of NYT Magazine, Shaun King of The Intercept, Lauren Wolfe of NYT and Guardian, and senior investigative reporter at ProPublica T. Christian Miller without specifying that they were from 2014.
5) From Wash Post
Original title that they have changed, which you can verify by checking the url: “Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont, officials say.”
6) The Guardian: “This article was amended on 29 December 2016 to remove a sentence in which it was asserted that Assange “has long had a close relationship with the Putin regime”. A sentence was also amended which paraphrased the interview, suggesting Assange said “there was no need for Wikileaks to undertake a whistleblowing role in Russia because of the open and competitive debate he claimed exists there”. It has been amended to more directly describe the question Assange was responding to when he spoke of Russia’s “many vibrant publications”.”
7) New York Times: James Comey: a controversial New York Times story in February about alleged contacts between Trump intimates and Russian officials was bogus. “In the main, it was not true,” he said. “The challenge, and I’m not picking on reporters, about writing stories about classified information is the people talking about it often don’t really know what’s going on and those of us who actually know what’s going on are not talking about it,” said Comey during questioning from Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho). “And we don’t call the press and say, ‘Hey, you got that thing wrong.’ ”
“CORRECTION: Putin denies having compromising information about President Trump, calls it nonsense
10) ABC News: >JUST IN: @BrianRoss on @ABC News Special Report: Michael Flynn promised “full cooperation to the Mueller team” and is prepared to testify that as a candidate, Donald Trump “directed him to make contact with the Russians.”
CLARIFICATION of ABC News Special Report: Flynn prepared to testify that President-elect Donald Trump (not candidate Trump as initially reported) directed him to make contact with the Russians during the transition — initially as a way to work together to fight ISIS in Syria, confidant now says.
11) NPR claims Wikileaks posted Macron leaks and also claims some of the documents were fake so they could tarnish Wikileaks’ reputation, had to issue a correction stating that they don’t know who leaked them. See the tweet and comments here:
12) “A little girl who became the public face of US migrant family separations was not taken away from her mother at the US border, says her father. A photograph of the Honduran toddler sobbing in a pink jacket was snapped at the scene of a border detention. Time magazine has used the image for its latest cover, depicting President Donald Trump looming over the girl with the caption: “Welcome to America”. Time magazine also corrected its story, which said the girl was “carried away screaming by US Border Patrol agents”, to instead say the mother and daughter were “taken away together”.
This is a list of some incorrect media reports I put together that covers most of the big outlets, like Fox, CNN, ABC, etc.