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The Atlantic on Trump skipping service member memorials

2020-09-05 17:13:43.474772+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

New York Magazine: Here’s All the Corroboration for the Atlantic Story on Trump Attacking Troops

Whenever a new report with an inside account of President Trump’s immorality or ignorance appears in the press, it includes a paragraph for official White House spokespeople to issue an indignant denial calling the media and its dozen or two sources liars. Jeffrey Goldberg’s blockbuster revelation in The Atlantic followed the ritual in form, though not in degree. The scope and intensity of the pushback was nuclear: Virtually every White House press official, past and present, denounced the story. Additional support for Trump poured in from several unofficial White House spokespeople in conservative media, including Kurt Schlichter, Mollie Hemmingway, and Ben Domenech, who solemnly promised, “I’m confident I have better sources within this White House than @JeffreyGoldberg, and I expect that upon investigation his anonymously sourced story will live up to the quality we can expect from The Atlantic under his leadership.”

A few tweets on The Atlantic's fact-checking.

Twitter clip of a Fox News reporter confirming from their own sources

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#Comment Re: The Atlantic on Trump skipping service member memorials made: 2020-09-06 14:29:39.184433+00 by: TheSHAD0W

All those sources remained anonymous though, didn't they?

#Comment Re: The Atlantic on Trump skipping service member memorials made: 2020-09-06 15:59:32.486191+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah. Which is basically "how much do we trust the reporters?"

Fox News’ Jennifer Griffin Defends Reporting After Trump Calls For Her Firing: ‘My Sources Are Unimpeachable’

“Well, first of all, I was in constant contact. John Roberts was working his story at the White House and I was working my sources,” Griffin responded. “We teamed up as you saw at the top of Bret Baier’s show and our reports were straight down the middle as always. You know, Neil, Deep Throat was an unnamed source. It didn’t make what he said untrue.”

She added, “My sources are not anonymous to me and I doubt they are anonymous the president.”

I mean "unimpeachable" means something different nowadays

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