Did CBS Publish Fake News?

AND IF SO, WHY?

by Sharon Rondeau

(Jun. 13, 2018) — On Wednesday evening, “Sarah Huckabee Sanders” began trending on Twitter, with most tweets referring to a CBS News article stating that Sanders and one of her deputies, Raj Shah, planned to leave the Trump administration.

Sanders’s exit date was given as “the end of the year,” citing “sources inside the White House and close to the administration.”

As of this writing, CBS has updated its story to say that it attempted to reach both Sanders and Shah for its story. “Neither Sanders nor Shah responded to repeated requests for comment before this story was published,” CBS is now reporting. “When reached Wednesday evening, both declined to comment on the record, and Sanders tweeted that she is ‘honored to work for @POTUS.'”

Unlike the earlier version of the article, CBS presented Sanders’s tweet with that statement, which said that she was at an event for one of her children on Wednesday evening.

The article title, however, remains the same: “Sarah Sanders, Raj Shah planning to depart the White House,” and the story remains pinned at the top of the Twitter trend with Sanders’s name.

Early on Wednesday, having just returned from his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Singapore, President Trump excoriated the media, singling out CNN and NBC, for “fake news so easily promulgated by fools!”

The Washington Times claims to have a source which informed it that Shah termed the CBS report “fake news.”  The title of The Times’s article appears to have been changed once Sanders tweeted her denial of CBS’s claim.

In September 2016, Gallup reported that Americans’ confidence in “mass media” had reached “a new low.”  In February 2017, WJLA expounded on the Gallup report, including Trump’s “targeting outlets as ‘failing’ or peddling ‘fake news.'”

 

 

 

Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news.  She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.

3 Responses to "Did CBS Publish Fake News?"

  1. James Carter   Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 12:32 PM

    CBS has been publishing FAKE NEWS ever since February 27th,1968 when, upon returning from a brief visit to Hanoi earlier in the month, during his CBS Evening News Special Report, Walter Cronkite, America’s most respected and trusted newsperson of the era, declared it a stalemate with no victory in sight.

    “Both in Vietnam and Washington to have faith any longer in the silver linings they find in the darkest clouds. For it seems now more certain than ever, that the bloody experience of Vietnam is to end in a stalemate. To say that we are closer to victory today is to believe in the face of the evidence, the optimists who have been wrong in the past. It is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could.”

    Cronkite based his opinion on the initial results of the PRVN/VietCong TeT Offensive of 1968 — a campaign of surprise attacks, January 31st to March 28th, by 80,000+ PRVN/VietCong soldiers against military and civilian command and control centers throughout South Vietnam — especially if not specifically their attack on the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, which lasted less than seven hours and resulted in all 19 attackers being killed without having damaged or entered the Embassy building itself or harmed anyone inside.

    However, TeT ’68 turned out to be a complete, totally and utter disaster for the PRVN/VietCong, both militarily and psychologically. By the end of March they had lost every entity they had captured, they lost 45,000+/- soldiers (vs 1,500+/- American and 2,700+/- ARVN) and the mass civilian “grass roots” uprising against the invaders from America they intended their offensive to effect never materialized.

    If WWII era journalists of Mr. Cronkite’s status had based their opinion of our involvement in WWII on the initial results of Pearl Harbor or D-Day we’d all be speaking German or Japanese.

  2. Miki Booth   Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:35 AM

    It’s just another ploy. While fake news runs with tidbits leaked from the WH big things are happening like https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/more-2300-suspected-online-child-sex-offenders-arrested-during-operation-broken-heart which was release on June 12, 2018 while all eyes were on President Trump and the Singapore summit. Sessions is working under the radar and has been since the beginning. Trump’s “disappointment” in him and Judge Jeanine after his job is just another ploy they are all in one. Woot!!

  3. Bob68   Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 12:11 AM

    With President Trump having so much success, SEE-B.S. wanted their viewers to have something to cheer them up…..even if just for a short time.

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