|National press reacts to latest debunked story|
And, as can be expected 99.99% of the time, it was wrong in a way that was detrimental to conservatives and Republicans, or helpful to liberal Democrats. When was the last time a debunked major news story was one that, if not caught, made a Democrat look bad? When was the last time a retracted story was one that was used to make a liberal narrative or leftwing advocate look bad?
Yet how often do we hear of stories that need to be corrected or outright denied that were used to make conservatives, Republicans, Trump, traditional Christians, or other non-leftist groups look bad? I long ago lost track. That's why I have a tough time believing it's all a coincidence from a fair, unbiased and neutral national press that keeps making these mistakes regarding one side of the aisle.
UPDATE: Just in case the one link isn't enough, here is a story on CBS saying the same thing. Again, the #2,384,983,249,234,824,930,925 instance in which a national press narrative that makes conservatives or Republicans look back turns out to be false. I'm still looking for an example of a similar case that made liberals or Democrats look bad. If I find one, I'll let you know.
UPDATE II: I've been informed that this post proves I'm a dyed in the wool Trump cultist. In case anyone else makes that mistake, let me clarify. I'm not interested in Trump, the Bible photo-op, or anything else. My point is, the Trump administration insisted he did not, contrary to overwhelming media reporting and a hefty amount of leftwing punditry, order the Washington police to brutalize a bunch of peaceful protesters. That was an ongoing accusation up through the election, buoyed by the media's continual repeating of the narrative: Trump sends cops to attack peaceful BLM protesters. I'm at pains to think of a major press outlet that didn't cover it that way. Now we know that was false, and the Trump explanation, at least in this case, was correct. My point is, given that whenever we see these retractions and false stories they almost always are stories that, if left alone, make those on the Right look bad, is it really that insane to think it's more than just honest journalists making mistakes that only coincidently make one side look bad?