They didn’t bother to ‘fact check’ because it didn’t fit their narrative. What other reason could there be?
How can we trust these people when they don’t bother to fact check?
The narrative that the Parkland school shooter was a white nationalist that the entire Media (D) fell for was a prank by the notorious online pranksters on 4Chan.
The Media (D) failed.
The FBI failed.
Check out Doug’s vid on the failures of the FBI:
The 4chan Pepe peeps concocted the plan to embarrass the Media (D) and prove that they are quick to push a narrative that they believe instead of looking for the truth.
The ADL used 4chan as their source, then spread the news to the Associated Press, then the story caught on like wildfire.
Here’s a chronicle of the events.
It was all chronicled online, and the 4chan trolls rejoiced when they realized that their prank had been spread to multiple media outlets.
The AP did buy it, and so there was much rejoicing on 4chan:
Local law enforcement sources have not found a connection between accused Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz and a Tallahassee-based paramilitary group.
Leon County law enforcement sources told the Tallahassee Democrat that they could not find information linking Cruz, 19, to the Republic of Florida Militia, as claimed by the group’s self-proclaimed leader Jordan Jereb.
His comments to the Anti-Defamation League and The Associated Press set off a media firestorm Thursday at about midday that Cruz was connected to the alt-right, white nationalist group.
Source: Tallahasse Democrat
The AP sheepishly issued an apology:
No acknowledgment that they fell for a prank by internet trolls.
But now YOU know.
Of course, Conservatives on Twitter went nuts:
So the media is admitting to not confirming info before reporting, then reporting they were duped? Sounds trustworthy ????????♂️ https://t.co/auiG0XDv6e
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) February 17, 2018
You ran with unverified fake news, printed it anyway, which was disproven publically within the hour you printed it (yesterday)- but you still waited over a day for it to fully propagate before printing this joke of a retraction that you’ll no doubt try to bury. https://t.co/1kHyAbY6GM
— Lucian B. Wintrich (@lucianwintrich) February 17, 2018
AP finally corrects itself https://t.co/vn06XfKGSi
— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) February 17, 2018
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) February 17, 2018
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) February 17, 2018
The original AP tweet is still posted:
BREAKING: Leader of white nationalist group has confirmed suspect in Florida school shooting was member of his organization.
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 15, 2018
Watch Laura Ingraham chat about this ‘journalism’ on her show:
By the way, The Daily Beast also bought the ‘white nationalist’ narrative:
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) February 17, 2018
Do you think they’ll issue a correction and an apology, too?
‘Journalists’. We have a shirt that accurately describes them…
Instead of looking for tips on 4chan, perhaps those ‘journalists’ could read this.
by Doug Giles
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What Jim Acosta, Rachel Maddow and the Rest of The Media (D) STILL haven’t figured out yet is why we call them ‘Fake News’.
Let’s spell it out for them. In a shirt.
Because you know they won’t be able to figure it out on their own.
There’s a ladies’ version…
And a men’s version…
The problem isn’t just the lies they tell…
It’s the truth they DON’T tell…
And the opinions laced right through them.
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