Accuracy in Media

Journalist Seth Abramson took to Twitter Monday to point out every lie Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in her first news conference since the Paul Manafort indictment was announced.

In the process, Abramson demonstrated how far the mainstream media will go to concoct anti-Trump stories.

He lined up a series of Sanders’ comments, then sought to expose them.

“Trump has no intention or plan to fire Mueller,” he wrote, relaying Sanders’ comments. “FALSE: Trump told the NYT that if Mueller crosses a certain ‘red line’ he could be fired.”

The administration has been asked many times in many different ways whether it would fire Mueller. The president and two of his top aides – attorneys Ty Cobb and Jay Sekulow – said Monday they were not considering firing Mueller.

Second: “The charges and plea announced today had ‘nothing to do with the president’s campaign or campaign activity.’ FALSE: … Manafort lied to the FBI while Trump’s campaign manager and used his illegally gotten, Putin-linked funds to work for Trump ‘for free.’ So Trump was the direct beneficiary – to the tune of saving ‘many millions’ in consulting fees – of Manafort’s money from Russia.

It is preposterous to argue Trump would pay Manafort “many millions” when Manafort did not join the campaign until just before the Republican National Convention in June. Trump self-funded most of his campaign. He could have afforded Manafort, even at these inflated prices, if he had so chosen.

“There’s clear evidence” Clinton colluded with Russian intelligence, Sanders said.

“FALSE,” Abramson said. “This is false on almost too many grounds to mention. A start: Clinton’s camp ‘continued’ payments started by *Republicans* to a firm that contracted with *another* firm whose sources were *non-FSB.*”

Clinton did not collude with the Russians because someone else – as we now know, a conservative website that was conducting routine investigations on all the candidates – began the payments. There was a subcontractor involved and some of the sources were not directly connected to the government.

“The dossier ‘smears’ the president,” Sanders said.

“FALSE,” Abramson responded. “Every piece of information in the dossier that can be confirmed so far *has* been confirmed.” The others can’t be confirmed because they are not true. He says the FBI “believes the dossier.” 

Abramson then turned to George Papadopoulos, the volunteer campaign staffer who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about when he met with a Russian professor who offered dirt on Hillary Clinton.

“Papadopoulos is in trouble only for not telling the truth,” Sanders said.

“FALSE. The WH implies the underlying activities were all okay. They were not,” Abramson wrote.

Papadopoulos pleaded to making false statements so he could cooperate with the FBI – not, apparently, because he was guilty of making false statements, according to Abramson, who also said Papadopoulos’ activities were “campaign sanctioned.” 

Those connected with the campaign described him as a minor staffer whose efforts to make contacts with the Russians were routinely discouraged by those above him.

Abramson is a lawyer, a professor, a pundit who has appeared on CNN, PBS, BBC, MSNBC, NPR, the Washington Post and elsewhere. That he would twist words and offer these excuses tells you where the mainstream media’s mindset is. 





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Comments

  • Realist

    “Journalist Accidentally Reveals How Far Media Goes to Push Anti-Trump Stories”

    PUHLEEZE stop calling them “journalists”. They are anything but.

    They are “journOlista”, they are democRATs with bylines, they are propagandists and liars, but please stop referring to them as journalists as doing so drags that once noble label down into the toxic sewer that is today’s Big Media.

  • jg collins

    They sure don’t make pundits like they used to.

  • jg collins

    urinal-istas?

  • Dulcie A. Covington

    Journalist?????? never in this world, SEWER RATS SCAVENGERS maybe ,but never in this world
    ,journalists

  • A rotten democRAT hack who does not know truth from fiction

  • rac647

    More proof that stupid people, ie. Abramson, will continue to do and say stupid things to get attention even though they know better.

  • peter Pirzadeh

    Sewer products with a foul smell, a disgusting composition that even he filthiest gutter bugs would ignore: otherwise known as thesre so called journalists should find their companion in the same sewer environment even though it may an insult to the creatures there. I hope that sums it up sufficiently.

  • Austinniceguy

    Wow, sewer rats are more trustworthy than the garbage considered to be journalists these days. They deserve to be sent to cover the terror animals on their own playground. Those idiots are also anti armed forces as well as anti police and it would be fine with me if they got in a bind and NO ONE came to their rescue.

  • samo war
  • John Cunningham

    What did you expect? The gloves are off, there is no fair and balanced in the news business anymore. The Mainstream Media are card carrying Liberals and some cases, Communists and they hate Donald Trump. The Left didn’t think Hillary would loose and the can’t get over it.
    Average Americans, we are up to our eye balls in a cultural civil war and we can’t afford to loose. Remember this and don’t forget, if Hillary won, it would be lights out America. We got a reprieve and we had better take advantage of it. Get behind Trump cause he is doing the right thin.

  • oat21

    The majority of news media has been controlled by the lying socialist left since Mr. Smith went to D.C.

  • kansas

    Papadopoulos is in trouble only for not telling the truth,” Sanders said.

    “FALSE. The WH implies the underlying activities were all okay. They were not,” Abramson wrote.

    Implies? Says you. No the white house says they didnt have anything to do with Trump.

  • kansas

    FALSE,” Abramson responded. “Every piece of information in the dossier that can be confirmed so far *has* been confirmed.”
    In other words, nothing

    The others can’t be confirmed because they are not true. He says the FBI “believes the dossier.”

    WT absolute F?

  • TPS12

    The journalist code of ethics is nonexistent in msm, what disgrace.

  • TED

    I guess the only “real journalists” left are on Fox News, the internet, Facebook and Twitter???

    Well, since the mainstream media is a reflection of the society within which it exists, I guess the majority of the public is anti-Trump!

    Good! He didn’t win the popular vote, anyway! The sooner he’s gone, the better!

  • Paul Anderson Ed.D.

    I remember a day when truth and the nedia were synonymous: but that day has come, when truth is absent from the media, and character is deficient. A symptom of moral decline..