More CNN #FakeNews: Jim Acosta @Acosta – “President Trump Did Not Meet With Rep. Scalise”
Once again, Fake News out of CNN, whom has proven to be one of the top propagators of false news reporting in recent times as well as in the past.
This time CNN’s Jim Acosta decided that he would be the only one to “get it wrong”, tweeting that a WH Official told him that President Trump went to the Hospital but did not visit with his friend, Rep. Scalise, even though WH Officials reported the exact opposite.
The Tweet from @Acosta has since been deleted after being called out on this Fake News.
In trying to “correct” his false reporting, Acosta tweets a “screen grab” of the “TV pool report”, even though he firstly tweeted that it was a “WH Official” that supplied him with this information.
Here's a screen grab of the TV pool report that incorrectly stated that POTUS did not see Scalise at the hospital. WH later said POTUS did. pic.twitter.com/VI4ADsepDn
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 15, 2017
The new Fake News tactic is to release a false story and then retract, but the key and trick here is that the retraction rarely gets even a percentage of views compared to the first story.
As an example, this is clearly shown in the Acosta Tweets: