As liberals search to assign blame for President-elect Donald Trump’s victory on everything except the dismal failures and scandals of Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton, the media have turned their attention toward so-called “fake news” outlets that get play on social media with at times half-true, misleading or outright false stories.
NBC News especially has been harping on the issue, which was discussed earnestly last week by host Chuck Todd on Thursday’s “Meet The Press Daily” on MSNBC.
However, Todd and his network essentially exemplified the very thing he was railing against when he interviewed Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus, utilizing a highly misleading and “fake” headline in the process.
Asked whether the Trump administration was considering setting up a registry of all Muslims in the U.S., Priebus replied, “Look, I’m not going to rule out anything. We’re not going to have a registry based on a religion.”
“But what I think what we’re trying to do is say that there are some people, certainly not all people … there are some people that are radicalized. And there are some people that have to be prevented from coming into this country,” he added.
But when NBC put a graphic on the interview, then headlined its own article about it, the network conveniently left off the part where Priebus stated unequivocally, “We’re not going to have a registry based on a religion” and instead ran with the misleading and open-for-interpretation headline reading only “Not going to rule anything out.”
If you are interested, you can watch the entire interview right here:
Of course, other media outlets quickly ran with the half-headline offered up by NBC that seemingly implied the Trump administration hadn’t ruled out a religious registry, a patently false and grossly misleading mis-characterization of what Priebus had stated.
(via: Conservative Tribune)