Fox News analyst Jennifer Griffin and the Associated Press were caught pushing fake impeachment news recently.
Griffin claimed that former Prosecutor Ken Starr claimed evidence of bribery from Trump existed but he was just paraphrasing Adam Schiff’s salacious claims.
Then, the AP claimed that President Trump contradicted Ambassador Sondland’s testimony when he claimed he wanted “nothing” from Ukraine. Sondland actually said that and Trump was quoting him.
According to Town Hall:
This quid pro quo allegation is even weaker than the Russian collusion myth. Yet, you’d never know that after Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin blasted out some fake news saying former special prosecutor Kenneth Starr said Sondland’s hearing shows there is proof that Trump committed bribery in a bombshell day. I’m paraphrasing, but she didn’t know Starr was merely citing Schiff’s opinion on the matter, something that he also mentioned. Griffin later deleted the tweet and offered a clarification, but those almost never get the attention as the initial post.
This description of what was said is wrong
Starr was talking about Chairman Adam Schiff’s words
Starr: “Substantively, what we heard from the Chairman just now is ‘it’s over,’ I mean this is his position, ‘we now know that the president in fact committed the crime of bribery’” https://t.co/aR5Al1EDx7 pic.twitter.com/0BLKNwiGcQ
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 20, 2019
This is fake news.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 20, 2019
The AP’s attempt to control the narrative also forced a correction:
Then, Associated Press tweeted that Trump “contradicted” Sondland by saying that he wanted “nothing” from Ukraine. Problem: that turned out to be true, Trump was quoting the testimony from his own ambassador. AP then deleted the tweet. It’s bad, folks. Trump Derangement Syndrome has so blinded the liberal media to the point where the only people they’re hurting is themselves with these antics. Democracy I guess can die in darkness if those who think they’re superheroes of the press consistently act like idiots. It’s pathetic.
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) November 20, 2019
Mistakes happen, but mistakes that are detrimental to President Trump seem to happen more often than not.