[Ed. – Must have been hard limiting the article to ten.]
In order of appearance, here are the 10 most regrettable, sloppiest, and outright dishonest media misfires of 2017:
The U.S. State Department’s “entire senior administrative team” resigned en masse in protest of Trump, the Washington Post reported on Jan. 26.
An ailing woman died in Iraq due to President Trump’s executive order banning travel from several countries that are predominantly Muslim, Fox 2 Detroit reported on Jan. 31.
It was a lie.
Mike Hager’s mother died five days prior to the executive order going into effect. …
President Trump is considering mobilizing the National Guard for immigration roundups, the Associated Press reported on Feb. 17.
As it turns out, the AP got a lot wrong in its story. The draft memo mentioned in the report is real, as confirmed by DHS officials, but it doesn’t quite say what the AP reported.