Taking lessons from Joseph Goebbels and Dmitri Shepilov,
Trumpbart Breitbart News decided to take some journalistic liberties with Trump’s Jacksonville, Florida rally.
LOL. Okay, guys.
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) August 4, 2016
Properly called out for using a photo of Cleveland Cavalier fans swarming after their team won the NBA championship as a stand-in for Trump’s rally, they changed the photo.
We really can’t blame Breitbart. Andrew is gone, as well as anyone with an ounce of journalistic integrity. Even Trump supporters left over the organization’s pivot to be Trump’s official propagandist.
And they’re just taking after their Master (God/Idol/King/Fuhrer), who loves to spin tales that would make Brian Williams buy a round of drinks at any bar.
“Now, here’s the amazing thing: Over there, where that plane landed, top secret, you don’t have a lot of paparazzi. You know, the paparazzi doesn’t do so well over there, right?” Trump said, seeming to refer to Iran and not Switzerland, where the footage was recorded. “And they have a perfect tape, done by obviously a government camera, and the tape is of the people taking the money off the plane. Right? That means that in order to embarrass us further, Iran sent us the tapes. Right? It’s a military tape; it’s a tape that was a perfect angle, nice and steady, nobody getting nervous because they’re gonna be shot because they’re shooting a picture of money pouring off a plane.”
He was talking about b-roll file footage that all news organizations use to fill space during a newscast. The Washington Post–a mostly-real news organization, followed up after letting the Trump campaign know the boss was drooling down his own neck again.
“Yes,” spokeswoman Hope Hicks responded in an email. “Merely the b-roll footage included in every broadcast.”
These are just more reasons for the media to just stop covering Trump. Let Twitter correct Breitbart, but just stop. My face is tired from cringing.