NBC News stated that President Donald Trump called Robert E. Lee “incredible” but Trump was actually referring to Ulysses S. Grant. President Trump first pointed out this hilarious snafu, and NBC for the record was forced to issue a retraction.
Why does the mainstream media — much like Antifa — focus so heavily on Civil War imagery and Civil War-related controversies? Especially at a turning point moment in American history, when President Trump reports that people are coming together behind the economy?
NBC also made the week’s second most-egregious blonder, with MSNBC host Katy Tur getting the name of the Florida Republican candidate for governor Ron DeSantis wrong six times.
CORRECTION: An earlier tweet misidentified the general President Trump described as "incredible" at a rally in Ohio. It was Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, not Gen. Robert E. Lee. An attached video clip lacked the full context for Trump's remark. Here is the full clip. pic.twitter.com/NZHj3Q2dHL
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 14, 2018
Katy Tur was equally error-prone.
While anchoring for a two-hour block on MSNBC Friday afternoon, host Katy Tur just couldn’t seem get Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis’s name right, repeatedly calling him “Rick.” Her confusion over the GOP Congressman’s moniker became so bad that even the college students at the University of South Florida campus she was broadcasting from had to correct her.
It started off mildly enough, with Tur referring to Rick DeSantis at around 2:30 p.m. ET, correcting herself a few moments later. She then proceeded to get the politician’s name wrong several more times over the next hour, getting increasingly frustrated that she couldn’t properly identify the contender for Florida governor. Tur eventually admitted defeat: “God, I will get it wrong this entire show.”…
Jim Acosta Calls Conservative Media a “Disinformation-Industrial Complex” and “Potential Existential Threat”
Project much, Jim?
CNN’s Jim Acosta appeared on Brian Stelter’s Sunday morning show “Reliable Sources” to call conservative media a “potential existential threat” that could “cause more suffering.”
Referring to the on-screen graph that shows a significant drop in engagement with Trump-related articles, Stelter asked Acosta if he thought this “quiet period” was temporary. Acosta replied as follows:
“I think it is temporary. I do think what this country faces right now […] I describe it as the disinformation-industrial complex, and that is Trump and his people, conservative outlets like Fox News, and then conservative websites and organizations aligned with the president, and conservative platforms. These three pillars of this disinformation-industrial complex essentially helped put Trump in power, kept him in power, sustained his grip on the Republican Party, and it remains a threat to our democracy. It is the reason why there were hundreds of Trump supporters storming the Capitol on January 6. And until that poison, that toxin, is drained from the national political discourse in this country, Brian, I do think that these forces represent a potential existential threat to this country and have the potential to come back and cause more suffering in the days to come.”
Acosta does not seem to realize, however, that the popularity and influence of right-wing outlets like Big League Politics are direct consequences of “journalists” like him and networks like CNN. They’re the original traffickers in disinformation and in fanning the flames of fearmongering. Alternative conservative media would not have taken off if the mainstream media weren’t so unbearably leftist.
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