Once again, the mainstream media have been caught editing a quote to suit their liberal rhetoric to the rest of the American public, but one former press secretary is not having it.
In a series of four tweets, Ari Fleischer, former press secretary for President Bush, stated, “@Nightline proves Spicer right about MSM’s dedication to negativity. Here is what I told them in a taped interview: ‘It looks to me if the ball was dropped on Saturday, Sean recovered it and ran for a 1st down on Monday.’”
He continued, “Here is how they chopped my quote: ‘It looks to me if the ball was dropped on Saturday’ after ABC referred to ‘deliberate falsehoods.’ If this is how the press reports, Trump is right to go after them.”
ABC News has, of course, publicly apologized. They were trying to make Fleischer appear more critical of Sean Spicer than he really was in order to continue to discredit Donald Trump and his administration.
ABC’s Nightline “quoted” Fleischer by saying, “[Spicer’s] briefing made me uncomfortable. It was too truculent, too tough. It looks as if the ball was dropped on Saturday,” but the former press secretary took to Twitter to voice the mistake.
He called on ABC News to make a correction but did not really care for an apology per say. They did anyway though—better to be safe than sorry. They claimed that when “editing the piece for air,” they shortened his quote.
However, anyone in the media should know that shortening his statement right there, in particular, would cause his statement to be interpreted differently. They did fix the piece and put in the full quote, which they should have done initially, and they did apologize.
This is something that mainstream media sites commonly do—particular liberal sites to Republicans. CNN did this to Donald Trump multiple times during his campaign, even adding words when it suited them.
The lies of the media are still out of hand, and they continue to print untruths about Republicans. This does nothing but rile up the public, create division among liberals and conservatives, and cause even more hate for President Trump.
But, as Ari Fleischer showed, we are no longer going to be putting up with it. ABC and others like them don’t have their Democrats to hide behind any longer — the time for the truth in the media has finally come again. Obama wrongfully bashed Fox News, and Donald Trump and the rest of the Republicans will now rightfully bash CNN until they regain some journalistic integrity.
The media need to stop the fear mongering — enough division, enough angering the American people and trying to cause distrust in Washington. We have our president, and we need to unite under him. Get it together, media — the American people are tired of your lies.
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