Well, the fake news factory that is the Mainstream Media is at it again. This time it’s NBC. The other day NBC printed a story surrounding the much talked about Trump Jr. meeting.
Once again, a huge Trump-Russia story that relied upon anonymous sources has fallen apart.
NBC News dropped what the network hyped as a â€œpotential bombshellâ€ last week. â€œManafort Notes From Russian Meet Contain Cryptic Reference to â€˜Donations,’â€ the original headline read. The story claimed that Manafortâ€™s notes from the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with White House aide Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer included the word â€œdonationsâ€ near a reference to the Republican National Committee.
NBC began walking back the â€œpotential bombshellâ€Â almost immediately, issuing a correction the same day noting that the word â€œdonationâ€ didnâ€™t actually appear in the notes, but quoting one source who said the word â€œdonorâ€ was in the notes.
But NBCâ€™s corrected story still wasnâ€™t accurate, according to a new Politico report, which said that the word â€œdonorâ€ didnâ€™t appear in Manafortâ€™s notes. Moreover, Manafortâ€™s notes â€œare not seen as damaging to the Trump family or campaign officials,â€ Politico reported. The outlet cited several sources who have seen Manafortâ€™s notes, while NBC relied on â€œtwo sources briefed on the evidenceâ€ to make its claim.
Even before Politico fully debunked NBCâ€™s reporting, the networkâ€™s decision to publish the story came under fire. The day after NBC originally published the story, The Washington Postâ€™s Erik Wemple criticized the story, which he saidÂ â€œprovides only fodder for innuendo and conspiracy, not for sound conclusions about what happened.â€
The media continues to commit credibility suicide. Â They are so quick to destroyÂ Trump that they are printing any story that has Russia involved whether it’s a big deal or not. They also are failing to go through proper editorial procedures to make sure theirÂ stories are correct.