Over the weekend, numerous left-leaning mainstream media outlets reported that former President Bush had already made up his mind he was not voting for Trump.
On Tuesday, Bush’s spokesperson came forward to say that reporting was just “completely made up.”
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In reality, most conservatives already assume that Bush was not going to vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
That, however, does not change the fact the New York Times published a story that was clearly not vetted properly or that was based on assumptions rather than fact.
The piece cited “sources familiar with the former president’s thinking,” which is reporter-speak for water cooler gossip.
After the Times reported the story, other sites, like CNN, ran with it, which resulted in widespread reporting of the story to add a bit more punch to the stories around both Colin Powell and Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) not voting for Trump.
The Times reporting, however, was flawed, with Bush spokesperson Freddy Ford stating, “This is completely made up.
“He is retired from presidential politics and has not indicated how he will vote.”
It is bad enough the New York Times has sloppy reporting, but what is even worse is the publication has not even made an effort to retract its reporting yet.
Even more notable is the fact virtually no major outlets are covering the disavowing of the article by Bush.
I just did a search on it and there were only a handful of major outlets that had reported that Bush’s spokesperson stated that the Times’ claim was “made up.”
Just as we had with the narrative that tear gas was used to clear Lafayette Park, the lie gets the headlines and the truth gets buried.
Perhaps this is why Democrats and social media platforms are working so hard to censor alt-media news outlets like ours… because we actually tell the truth!
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