Remember when Trump shouted down CNN as fake news? Well, now Trump could legitimately level that charge at the New York Times and all the news organizations that ran with a story claiming his administration was suppressing a report on climate change.
The Times ran big with a story that the Trump administration had suppressed a major new climate report put together by a collection of government scientists which confirmed that man made climate change was putting us at risk.
The media loved the angle that brave scientists leaked it. Media outlet after media outlet ran with the story without checking to see if it was true.
Watch as I fill in the details and share the correction the Times had to run and the other hysterical misleading headlines that are still out there.
Will CBC or any of the other broadcasters that repeated these false claims put out their own corrections?
The problem with Trump’s critics is that they overplay their hands.
And in doing that, the New York Times and all those media outlets have become what they claim to hate: fake news.