[Ed. – And to think that some people actually get their ‘news’ from this outfit.]
“Admin officials ‘say the White House has made a deliberate political calculation that it will better serve Trump’s interest to put the onus on governors — rather than the federal government — to figure out how to move ahead,’ Let that quote sink in…,” Stelter wrote on Friday.
The veteran anchor and host of “Reliable Sources,” a show created ostensibly as a fact checker for other media sources, shared his thoughts as a quote from unidentified “admin officials,” but was quickly corrected online.
“Yes, the U.S. Constitution is a hundreds-year-long plot to help Trump win re-election. Excellent take,” said journalist Mollie Hemingway. “Also, it’s not a ‘quote’ but an unsupported assertion based on reporters’ dubious and unverifiable interpretation of what they claim anon sources told them.”
The quote which Stelter clearly attributed to “admin officials,” was actually a quote from the authors of the Washington Post article.