After all this time, there are some in the mainstream media who still spread the Russian collusion hoax. One reporter broke a “bombshell” report this week, alleging a major Russia-Trump connection. That is, until, the truth came out. And then this reporter had to eat his words.
The term fake news has been thrown around a lot the last few years. So much so, it almost doesn’t seem to mean anything anymore. But the fact remains left-wing news outlets are dead set on spreading negative, distorted stories about the president and the Republican Party.
And, big surprise, their ratings are in the toilet.
Recently, MSBNC host Lawrence O’Donnell—along with Rachel Maddow—claimed to have a bombshell that exposed Trump’s true connections. Even though the Mueller report and testimony cleared Trump of Russian collusion, these two were still determined to accuse Trump of working with the foreign power.
In fact, O’Donnell revealed a little bit of information that, to him, clinched everything they’ve been saying over the last two-and-a-half years.
On Tuesday night, O’Donnell and fellow far-left MSNBC host Rachel Maddow discussed how Trump was “able to obtain loans when no one else would loan him any money” when he tossed out the unverified speculation…
“[A] single source close to Deutsche Bank has told me that Donald Trump’s loan documents there show that he has co-signers. That’s how he was able to obtain those loans and that the co-signers are Russian oligarchs.”
A stunned Maddow leaned back in her chair and responded, “What? Really?”
O’Donnell added “that would explain every kind word Donald Trump has ever said about Russia and Vladimir Putin” if his information is accurate. [Source: Fox News]
Wow! Trump couldn’t get loans from anyone and had to get one co-signed, from Russian “oligarchs.”
Yeah, that’s believable—if you live in Trump Derangement Land! Maddow—poster child for Trump-hating fake news—just sat there are said “Really?”
The problem is, this information was totally false. In fact, Trump’s legal team came down hard on MSNBC. And O’Donnell had no choice but to apologize.
MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell kicked off his show Wednesday night by apologizing for running an unverified report that directly tied President Trump’s finances to Russia, which he retracted…
“I did not go through the rigorous verification and standards process here at MSNBC before repeating what I heard from my source. Had it gone through that process, I would not have been permitted to report it. I should not have said it on-air or post it on Twitter. I was wrong to do so.” [Source: Fox News]
The most shocking part of his apology is the claim that MSNBC has a “rigorous verification and standards process.” What! Really? Then why hasn’t Rachel Maddow ever used it?
O’Donnell is just covering his butt after Trump called him out. His staff and producers—all those “fact checkers”—heard about this bombshell and just told him to go with it. They were desperate for a new “scoop” on Trump, something to stoke the fake news cycle and put them ahead.
They know their viewers (what’s left of them) hate Trump and want dirt on him. Whether it’s true or not. A story that connects Trump with Russian oligarchs will be perfect. Doesn’t matter if they’ve “verified” it or not.
What’s really amazing is how quickly they backed down. But we shouldn’t be surprised. The kings of the fake news media—The New York Times—have already decided to stop pushing the Russian hoax. They’ve moved on to new forms of slander against Trump. The rest of the liberal media goes where they go. MSNBC was just behind the curve. They realized the rest of the media weren’t going to back their latest claim, so they were forced to apologize.
The real question, though, remains: why does anyone in America still listen to any of these clowns? The New York Times, CNN, MSNBC and all the others have become a laughing stock. Their stories are harder to believe than Onion articles.
Maybe we should all just stop paying attention.