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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

More #FakeNews by the same shit-swizzling purveyors.

Trump signs an order restricting travel from seven countries.  Leftists freak out about it.  A US muslim olympian tells her sob story of being detained.  Press goes berserk.  "OHMYGODTRUMPHITLERNAZI!"

Uh....  nope.  That woman was detained under President Obama.  In December.  Before Trump was inaugurated.

Journalists reacted to the story on social media with the usual mixture of despair and outrage. 
The problem with this particular news cycle is that Muhammad was detained in 2016, weeks before Trump had even been sworn in as America's 45th president.

It seems that in their haste to virtue-signal their outrage, all of these journalists and the muslim herself all skipped over that crucial "WHEN" question that any fifth-grader being taught to investigate knows to ask.  I believe it's the fourth "W".  Who, What, Where, WHEN, and Why.

First, it's mind-boggling that no one in that room on Feb. 7 thought to ask her for the exact date on which she was detained. It's a basic duty of journalism to get the who, what, where, when, why and how to every story. That Muhammad's interviewers didn't think to pursue the "when" is astounding. 
Secondly, Muhammad isn't blameless in all of this. A less-than-charitable person would suspect her of being intentionally vague and imprecise. She was asked a simple "yes or no" question about the president's immigration order. Instead of giving a simple answer, she provided an anecdote involving the very misleading use of "just a few weeks ago."

I now assume that any news report attacking Donald Trump is Fake News until proven otherwise.  The level of bullshit, lies and sheer outright fakery that the media is slinging around cannot be chalked up to ignorance or even incompetence.  It's deliberate.  It's done to try to damage Trump.  They're really not even bothering to hide it anymore.

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