Media are perfectly fine with fake but accurate ‘Fire and Fury’

Media are perfectly fine with fake but accurate ‘Fire and Fury’

 [Ed. – Just imagine how the same media outlets would treat a book as error-laced as this one if it were about Obama or Hillary or, now, Oprah. – Brit Hume]

Broad swaths of the media and critics of President Donald Trump are embracing Michael Wolff’s new book, even in the face of the book’s readily apparent errors.

Fire and Fury: Inside Trump’s White House, Wolff’s account of the inner goings-on at Trump’s White House, blew up Washington last week with its depiction of the president as an in-over-his-head man-child whose top aides all consider him dangerously unfit for office.

However, the book has been hit for numerous inaccuracies, such as claiming senior policy adviser Stephen Miller “knew little” about policy or Trump didn’t know who John Boehner was; complaints of misquoting, hazy sourcing, and typos; as well as its strong reliance on ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon as a source.

Wolff himself wrote in the foreword that he “settled on a version of events I believed to be true,” pointing to the fact his sources sometimes conflicted within what he described as a uniquely deceitful administration. The New York Times review of the book called it “liberal catnip.”

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