I saw this discussion on Morning Joe this morning. To Joe Scarborough’s credit, he was pounding some of the leftists that visit the MSNBC echo chamber with this story, and they were obviously uncomfortable (and squirming in their chair) as he beat them over the head with the below story from The Federalist.
As a former lawyer, Joe kept shutting them down as they tried numerous times to interrupt him, letting them know “you asked the question, so now I’m going to answer it”.
I also liked his comment (which I’ve often said) that there are only two choices:
1. The media is stupid enough to believe these stories.
2. The media knows better, but think you are stupid enough to believe these stories.
He also pointed out that after the stories are found to be untrue, there is little to no retraction or corrections.
16 Fake News Stories Reporters Have Run Since Trump Won
Journalists, media types, reporters, you have two choices: you can fix these problems, or you can watch your profession go down in flames.