Trump’s Mischaracterized MS-13 Comments Are One Breath In A Hurricane Of Media Reality Twists
A thorough recounting of false media reports just within the last century could fill a book. Here are some of the highlights
By Garrett York
“You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people — these are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before.” — President Trump on Wednesday in reference to MS-13 gang members.
“Trump lashed out at undocumented immigrants during a White House meeting, calling those trying to breach the country’s borders ‘animals,’” — The New York Times, that same day, in a tweet linking to a corresponding article. The tweet was later deleted.
Trust in the American so-called “mainstream” media has been declining ever since Gallup began polling on the question in the 1970s, but it now sits at unprecedented levels, according to a September 2016 Gallup poll.