In the latest example of MSM hackery, Bloomberg reporter Emma Kinery took it upon herself to fabricate a quote from Bernie Sanders (I-VA) to suggest that 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg has a 'gay' problem.
During an interview with New Hampshire Public Radio, Sanders was asked if gender is "still an obstacle for female politicians," to which he replied: "yes, but I think everybody has their own set of problems. I'm 78 years of age, that's a problem ... If you're looking at Buttigieg, he's a young guy."
Except, Kinery - in a now-deleted tweet, quoted Sanders as saying:
"Buttigieg is young and Buttigieg is gay."
With no explanation or apology, Kinery deleted her tweet and re-tweeted a verbatim transcript:
Full verbatim of Bernie Sanders’s NHPR interview responses on electability: pic.twitter.com/SqkKVXl90v— Emma Kinery (@EmmaKinery) January 19, 2020
Compare @EmmaKinery’s now-deleted fake “transcript” (left) to Sanders’ actual remarks (right). The fake transcript she created gives the reader the impression that Bernie said being gay is a “problem.” pic.twitter.com/BuFApzGpvv— 29 U.S.C. § 157 (@OrganizingPower) January 19, 2020