A day after CNN botched a hit-job on President Trump - which came a week after an erroneous ABC report on General Flynn sent stocks tumbling, which came a month after Bloomberg's Justin Sink launched "KoiGate" during President Trump's trip to Japan - the Washington Post's David Weigel hopped on the Fake News bandwagon and tweeted a photo of an empty arena before a Trump rally in Florida - hours before the event started.
Trump responded to Weigel's tweet, saying the WaPo reporter had "put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived."
.@DaveWeigel @WashingtonPost put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue, w/ thousands of people outside, on their way in. Real photos now shown as I spoke. Packed house, many people unable to get in. Demand apology & retraction from FAKE NEWS WaPo! pic.twitter.com/XAblFGh1obDonald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2017
Let's take a closer look at those pics.
Weigel - who had already been fired once by the Washington Post once in 2010 over political bias only to be rehired in 2015, deleted the tweet - saying that Davide Martosko of the Daily Mail told him he'd gotten it wrong.
Martosko seemed surprised:
I told you?David Martosko (@dmartosko) December 9, 2017
We haven't connected in at least a year, BTW. https://t.co/87jp1l8CD8David Martosko (@dmartosko) December 9, 2017
Trump took the opportunity to ding the MSM "opposition party," referring to suspended ABC News correspondent Brian Ross as a "fraudster" at the rally, a week after Ross published fake news that former National Security advisor Michael Flynn had directed Trump to make contact with Russian officials during the campaign. ABC later corrected the report - but not after it sent the Dow spiraling 350 points. Trump suggested people who lost money "consider hiring a lawyer and using ABC for the damages this bad reporting has caused - many millions of dollars!"
People who lost money when the Stock Market went down 350 points based on the False and Dishonest reporting of Brian Ross of @ABC News (he has been suspended), should consider hiring a lawyer and suing ABC for the damages this bad reporting has caused - many millions of dollars!Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2017
Trump also took shots at CNN during the rally after the network was forced to make a major correction to a story on Friday in which they said Donald Trump Jr. received documents from Wikileaks on September 4, 2016 before they had been officially released, when in fact, a random person emailed him a link to publicly available documents on September 14.
CNN corrected the report, issuing the following statement.
CNN originally reported the email was released September 4 -- 10 days earlier -- based on accounts from two sources who had seen the email. The new details appear to show that the sender was relying on publicly available information. The new information indicates that the communication is less significant than CNN initially reported.
Trump shot back, tweeting "Fake News CNN made a vicious and purposeful mistake yesterday. They were caught red handed, just like lonely Brian Ross at ABC News (who should be immediately fired for his mistake)," Trump wrote. "Watch to see if @CNN fires those responsible, or was it just gross incompetence?" It is worth noting that Ross was not fired but rather suspended for 4 weeks.
Fake News CNN made a vicious and purposeful mistake yesterday. They were caught red handed, just like lonely Brian Ross at ABC News (who should be immediately fired for his mistake). Watch to see if @CNN fires those responsible, or was it just gross incompetence?Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2017
With the "resistance" MSM reporting story after story which either coincidentally or due to the underlyuing bias, turns to be faker and faker news, and Robert Mueller's Special Counsel stacked with very, very, very, very biased investigators which are being revealed in bombshell after bombshell, one has to wonder who will believe whatever 'grand scheme' of collusion or whatever it is that Mueller is probing these days, they accuse Trump of next in what seems like an endless witch hunt through an upside-down rabbit hole.