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Reporters apologize for spreading New York Times fake news story about Rick Perry

January 19, 2017

  The New York Times ran a hit piece on Rick Perry yesterday claiming that he did not understand the role he would play as Donald Trump’s Energy Secretary. Of course several reporters got on Twitter to spread the news of Rick Perry’s ignorance but there was one small problem with the story–it was fake news.

  Those embarrassed so-called reporters were forced to admit their mistake and issue retractions. Here is more:

I’m about to delete this tweet, which spread the rumor about Perry not knowing what energy sec does,” New York Magazine writer Jesse Singal wrote on Twitter, referring to an earlier tweet sharing the story. “I think it’s false.”

“I officially retract my snarky Rick Perry tweet c/o the NYT,” writer Andrew Heaton wrote on Twitter. “I stand by my snarky Dancing with the Stars tweets.” Asked why he was retracting in a reply to his tweet, he added: “It appears the NYT had a pre-existing opinion and then slopped some dubious reporting on top to confirm.”

“Im retracting last 2 tweets,” Vanity Fair editor and Newsweek senior writer Kurt Eichenwald Tweeted. “Someone pointed out there are now questions if NYT allegations on Rick Perry are true.”

“Since I tweeted the NYTimes story, I’ll tweet this repudiation from their source,” Huffington Post reporter Natalie Jackson Tweeted. “Deleting my initial tweet.”

   As one of the reporters stated, the New York Times had a pre-existing opinion and ran with the story without really checking it out. Of course the same can be said for these so-called reporters but I have to give these reporters credit for realizing their mistake and at least making an effort to correct it, which is more than can be said for the New York Times.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 19, 2017 10:32 pm

    Did I miss it? Who gave the NY Times the fake story?

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 20, 2017 6:54 am

      That is a great question!

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  2. January 20, 2017 3:40 pm

    I’m sure they’ll have more ‘lies’ (= fake news) to spread as time goes on. That’s their MO.
    While watching some of the ceremony today on TV, the mainstream media ‘toxic’ – ‘Oooh we feel bad’ and many others at home ‘are feeling badly with no hope .. TOO BAD, SO SAD … bye, bye!
    I ‘don’t care’ how the viper media feel or those who follow that depraved thinking or believing! I’d like them to think and believe differently ~ rightly, then they’d ‘feel’ better! When ‘sickies’ are feeling good we know something ‘unbecoming and distasteful’ is going on!!
    For years the drive-by have ‘cared less’ of how we felt … or what we think – belittling and hissing at us – so now they can eat their own plate they set.
    Not ‘caring’ about what they ‘think or how they feel’ isn’t mean, it’s right to do, lest we get sucked in and ensnared – falling victim to their their ‘sickness’ and ‘toxicity!’
    I pray our Creator God shines Truth forth that shatters what needs to be shattered, reshaping and remolding what the ungodly have stripped and taken down – even those who hate Him and disregard His Love and Care. American leadership, “Welcoming God back! So may His Righteous reign in peoples hearts and minds, to the lost and blind. Whipping away the dirt and scum, so people can ‘see’ and cleaning out the ears, so people can hear truth – and ‘receive it’!
    GOD BLESS America and ‘Make sanity reign’!

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    • January 20, 2017 8:08 pm

      I read a story somewhere that CNN is actually looking for a fake news reporter. Maybe this itself is fake news but CNN has a recent history of distorting the facts.

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