Sunday, December 1, 2019

This Week In Real Fake News

  MSNBC’s Joy Reid, host of “AM Joy,” was forced to issue a correction and apology recently after her show aired a photo of white supremacist Richard Bertrand Spencer during a segment on an op-ed former Navy Secretary Richard Vaughn Spencer had written for the Washington Post. Reid was informed of the error later in the show and said: “I want to make a quick correction—this is a big correction. Earlier in the segment, as we were talking about Richard Spencer, we mistakenly showed the wrong image of white supremacist Richard Spencer.” She added, “Very, deeply sorry for that mistake.” Actually, “AM Joy” didn’t show “the wrong image of white supremacist Richard Spencer,” as it showed an image of…white supremacist Richard Spencer. it showed the wrong image of former Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, so that was technically another error. But, what the hell, give them a break. It’s hard for a cable news network to get its facts straight.
            Apparently, it’s hard for a news magazine to get its facts right, too. Newsweek recently fired Jessica Kwong, the reporter who wrote a story-- published on Thanksgiving morning-- claiming President Donald Trump would spend his Thanksgiving holiday golfing. The report was headlined, “How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, golfing and more.”

Kwong was wrong.

Turns out, the president flew to Afghanistan to spend Thanksgiving with American troops stationed there. Don’t you just hate it when someone you’re trying to embarrass does something so kind and unselfish? Newsweek subsequently issued a statement to the Washington Examiner, explaining that the cock and bull story had been fully corrected, Kwong had “been terminated,” and promising that it would take further action if an investigation deems it necessary.

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