The thing to remember, when reading of the medias “reporting” about Trump – in this case, about his budget – is that so much of it is completely made up.
Over at the WashEx, a catalog of the ongoing reportorial flubs, context-manglings, bobbled facts, unreliable anonymous sources with the wrong story, and just plain made-up BS…
It’s not only helpful to view the MSM as Democrat operatives with bylines; it’s pretty much the only intellectdually honest approach.
You’d never know it from watching/reading the WaPo, the NYTimes, NPR and the big three – but the American public trusts used car salesmen more than journalists.
Nope – not making it up: According to an Emerson College, poll, the public trusts the Trump about a quarter more than the mainstream media:
The Trump administration is more trusted than the news media among voters, according to a new Emerson College poll.
The administration is considered truthful by 49 percent of registered voters and untruthful by 48 percent.
But the news media is less trusted than the administration, with 53 percent calling it untruthful and just 39 percent finding it honest.
Question: what are the other 39% thinking of?
The Daily Caller notes that the “database” used by the liberal media to try to create hysteria about mass shootings, overstates the number of such incidents by at least an order of magnitude:
The website “Mass Shooting Tracker” (MST) has been regularly used by news outlets, like The Washington Post and PBS, to claim “mass shootings” occur much more frequently than they actually do. MST uses an alternative definition of “mass shooting” that greatly overstates their frequency relative to the commonly-accepted definition used by law enforcement and academics.
MST openly acknowledges it uses the alternate definition to “punch a hole in the NRA argument.”…MST’s defines a mass shooting as any shooting where four or more people are injured or killed, not counting the shooter. This isn’t an official definition taken from law enforcement or academia, but appears to be originally created by anti-gun activists on Reddit.
Of course, it’s something that Shot In The Dark readers knew well over a year ago.
Congress’s Democrat brain trust jumped on the news that former National Security Advisor Flynn had tweeted he was a scapegoat.
They were obliging enough to do it on video:
And who can blame ’em? It was in the NYTimes and the WaPo.
Of course, it was fake news. When it’s political and it’s in the Times or the WaPo, one should assume it’s fake, and verify.
It didn’t pass the stink test, of course. When it comes to this administration, it almost never will.