After CNN’s embarrassing fake news debacle, more media sites are fessing up to their shoddy journalism. Case in point: None other than such ‘reputable’ organizations as The Associated Press and The New York Times.
These retractions come come day after President Trump Called out the New York Times in a tweet:
It’s great that President Trump calls these guys out so the American people always know the score. This time, maybe after being called “a fake news joke” the media took heed too.
On Friday AP “clarified” four previous report which stated that 17 intelligence agencies “agreed” that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election to make President Trump win. Here’s AP’s official statement:
“The Associated Press reported that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies have agreed that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump. That assessment was based on information collected by three agencies – the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency – and published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which represents all U.S. intelligence agencies.”
The statement ended with:
“Not all 17 intelligence agencies were involved in reaching the assessment.”
The earliest of these reports was made in April, and this rumor had been circulating since October. Hillary Clinton has used this number in both the campaign and in subsequent interviews as recently as May. Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper even corrected it in a May Senate hearing.
The NYT issued a very strange, long-winded retraction as well- it’s too long and confusing to put in this article, but you can read it here.
Why did it take so long for AP and NYT to issue a retraction to news that has been so obviously wrong for months?
Whatever the reason, the damage has already been done- thousands of subsequent reports have been issued all over the world using this information, and those readers may never see these retractions. That’s why we’re asking you to get the word out and share this 10,000 times!
Source: Liberty Writers