Want to see what Real Fake News looks like? Here it is and here’s why? With all the CNN reporting of “communications between President Trump’s associates and Russians,” the FBI told White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus that that did not occur. Shouldn’t THAT be the headline?
After being told that by FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, which also supports the Trump administration’s position, in an effort to shut down that whole fake news meme, Priebus asked to make that known publicly. For whatever reason, they declined to get involved. McCabe did say that he (Priebus) could say that the FBI told them that the news story was bogus, but that they weren’t going to do it themselves. So now, the fake news continues as if some wrongdoing had occurred on the part of the administration.
CNN headline: FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories
And this, from the same story . . .
The FBI indicated to the White House it did not believe the reporting to be accurate.
The Fake News story pushed by CNN here is about whether Priebus was wrong to ask McCabe to clear the air on the controversy. Instead of the real news, that it was fake news from the start.
Fake News has its consequences: White House blocks news organizations from press briefing, and the fake news media has their shorts in a wad. My advice to the media? Swallow hard. Medicine doesn’t always taste good.