WaPo’s Aaron Blake FAILS HARD with BOTCHED ‘fact-check’ of Sarah Sanders

· August 3, 2018  
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers questions during the daily White House briefing July 2, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 02: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers questions during the daily White House briefing July 2, 2018 in Washington, DC. Sanders answered a range of questions related primarily to who U.S. President Donald Trump may appoint to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Face palm …

Exhibit “A” … The media has been in a collective meltdown ever since some folks at a Trump rally in Tampa, Florida told Jim Acosta that CNN sucked. The rhetoric and whining has been at a breakneck pace. Yesterday, when Sarah Sanders took Acosta to the woodshed over how the media has treated her personally, he pouted and left the briefing.

Sanders laid out a series of events showing just how nasty the media has been to her. These have led to her needing Secret Service protection, something press secretaries normally don’t receive. That’s when the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake decided to fact check Sanders. It went HORRIBLY wrong.

The Daily Caller’s Benny Johnson noticed just how bad the “fact-check” was:

It really was that bad. Here’s just one of the entries:

Nobody said Sanders should be harassed as a life sentence.

This refers to a TV appearance from Washington Post opinion blogger Jennifer Rubin. Rubin was actually saying that declining to serve Sanders at the Red Hen restaurant wasn’t a fruitful course of action and that people should protest instead. Rubin said nothing directly about people “harassing” Sanders, although she did say being “uncomfortable” should be a “life sentence” for Sanders, for “lying” and “inciting” people against the press. (Emphasis added)

Aaron that’s nuclear grade word parsing right there.

7.6 lies a day? … CNN’s Chris Cillizza and Brian Stelter harped on a recent analysis by Aaron Blake’s colleagues over at the Washington Post that “showed” that Donald Trump has an average of over seven misstatements a day. Of course that’s done by the crack “fact-checking” team at the Post which works a lot like Blake does above. Massaging words and turning true statements and opinion into “lies.”

Media types wonder why large portions of Americans don’t like them? This is EXACTLY why. It’s time to look in the mirror.


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Not a Trump phenomenon …

Nothing new … The media seems to think that the distrust the American people have in them is somehow due to President Donald Trump attacking them. Nothing could be further from the case. There has been a long simmering distrust of the media by conservatives for a long time. It’s why – even when they might be right – conservatives don’t trust the media when they attack Trump. It’s not because of Trump himself, it’s because of the media’s long history of bias.

Today’s links … Here’s what I’ve been reading today

  • BBC: NY Times stands by ‘racist tweets’ reporter
  • The Federalist: CNN’s Jim Acosta continues to prove he is not a political activist, not a journalist
  • NewsBusters: CNN’s Cuomo lectures conservatives on what it means to be pro-life
  • Conservative Review: Chris Cuomo floats INSANE QAnon conspiracy theory, gets called out
  • Free Beacon: Chris Cuomo and liberal numerology (put your tin-foil hat on for this)
  • Twitchy: ‘He TAINTS the profession.’ WATCH Dana Loesch savagely take Jim Acosta apart PIECE BY PIECE (video)
  • WaPo: The moment when Facebook’s removal of alleged Russian disinformation became a free speech issue (hint it was the liberals being duped this time)
  • Daily Caller: The REAL collusion? CNN loves hiring former Obama officials
  • PJ Media: Frenzied, angry mob turns on Fox reporters in dangerous physical altercation, #ThrowbackThursday

It’s Friday! …

Where did this week go? The last thing I knew, I was driving back home from the mountains of Pennsylvania on Sunday. Now, it’s already Friday. I hope you enjoy your weekend. Remember to let me know what you think of this email by sending me an email to [email protected].

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

Editor’s note: The image on this article has been changed to better reflect the content. 

Author: Rob Eno

Robert Eno is the director of research for Conservative Review. He is a conservative from deep blue Massachusetts but now lives in Greenville, SC.