Yahoo News Tweets Out Admission That They Are Fake News: Posted Deceptively Edited Video of Lindsey Graham
We deleted a tweet that did not accurately reflect the context of Lindsey Graham’s quote in the below video clip. pic.twitter.com/U5ihRhiP27
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) October 3, 2018
Yahoo Falsely Attributes James Carville’s ‘Trailer Park’ Paula Jones Slur to Lindsey Graham
Yahoo News spread fake news Wednesday by falsely attributing a sexist quote from a Clinton political operative to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
Asked by The Atlantic‘s editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg about President Donald Trump’s Tuesday evening remarks about Christine Blasey Ford, Graham said the comments were “factual” and more broadly represented a shared frustration among conservatives of the treatment Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is being subjected to. “Factual? It was a personal, degrading attack on someone who is a private citizen,” Goldberg replied. “Here’s what’s personally degrading,” Graham replied, then quoting Carville: “This is what you get when you go through a trailer park with a hundred dollar bill.”
The line, uttered by Carville in January 1996 in reference to Paula Jones, was met with light laughter.
In a now-deleted tweet, Yahoo News shared footage of the brief exchange attributing Carville’s slur to Graham, with the a description which read: “Sen. Lindsey Graham defends Trump mocking of Dr. Ford: ‘Everything he said was factual… this is what you get when you go through a trailer park with a $100 bill.’”
The message described the audience reaction as a “gasp.”
Ok so @YahooNews deleted the tweet screen-grabbed below without tweeting that they deleted a tweet and without reposting it with an accurate headline such as: “@LindseyGrahamSC Notes the Clintons Were Way Worse on Accusers Than @POTUS @realDonaldTrump.” pic.twitter.com/uYs2fG6hqq
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) October 3, 2018