Buzzfeed Admits it Got Trump Story Wrong

  • 2019-04-19
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Buzzfeed Admits it Got Trump Story Wrong
Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
 
Anti-Trump media outlet Buzzfeed is admitting that it was wrong about a story involving the president and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.

According to The Daily Wire:

Remember how the media (yes, including The Daily Wire) jumped on a January 17, 2019 report in Buzzfeed that the Special Counsel had evidence that President Donald Trump “directed” his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to prosecutors?

The story was questionable on the surface, as its sources were anonymous law enforcement officials and by the time it was reported, Cohen had already been charged with crimes and this would have been something included in those charges. Further, it was clear even the left-wing media was unsure of the veracity of the report, as they couched their reporting on it with the qualifier “if true.”

Hours after the report was released — and after left-wing media outlets spent the day pushing the narrative to suggest Trump was going down soon — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office issued a rare statement calling the report “not accurate.” The Washington Post and The New York Times followed up that statement with reports from anonymous sources corroborating the claim of inaccuracy.

"BuzzFeed's description of specific statements to the Special Counsel's Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen's Congressional testimony are not accurate,” said Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller.

Buzzfeed was stubborn about the story with the editor taking to the news shows to defend his reporters. But they finally have to admit they are wrong.

 Source: TTN

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