Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer had a few words to say about the fake news that was released by BuzzFeed and publicized by CNN regarding supposed events in a bedroom in Russia.
Spicer said, “Before we start, I want to bring your attention to a few points on the report that was published in BuzzFeed last night. It’s frankly outrageous and highly irresponsible for a left-wing blog that was openly hostile to the President-elect’s campaign to drop highly salacious and flat-out false information on the Internet just days before he takes the oath of office.”
Spicer says, “According to BuzzFeed’s own editor, there are some serious reasons to doubt the allegations in the report. The executive editor of the New York Times also dismissed the report by saying it was ‘totally unsubstantiated,’ echoing the concerns that many other reporters expressed on the Internet.”
“The fact that BuzzFeed and CNN made the decision to run with this unsubstantiated claim is a sad and pathetic attempt to get clicks. The report is not an intelligence report, plain and simple.”
CNN was in that audience and their reporter, Jim Acosta, would later attempt to talk over the President-elect in demanding that he be allowed to ask a question. The debates are over, being mentioned in a news conference doesn’t carry with it an automatic right of rebuttal. CNN and BuzzFeed made an error in judgment.
The Trump team has been fighting back against this kind of brazen “make it up on the fly” kind of attack since the day he announced. They’re going to fight back, they’ve had enough and quite frankly, so have the American people.
As Mr. Trump went on to describe them in his exchange with Acosta, they are a terrible organization. They are fake news. They seriously damaged what was left of their credibility and their reputation with this one. It will be interesting to see how this affects their access to the President-elect in the future, but it certainly won’t be helpful, nor should it be.
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