MSNBC Anchor Pushes Fake News About Ivanka Trump

MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle on Friday morning pushed a debunked narrative about First Daughter Ivanka Trump.

Ruhle claimed that President Donald Trump accepted a $100 million donation from Saudi Arabia for his daughter Ivanka’s proposed Women Entrepreneurs Fund.

“The president saying, ‘The Germans are bad, very bad.’ Now he’s speaking about trade, but when you look at all this, all of things the president has said in the last week, do you wonder how informed he is?” Ruhle asked.

“The fact that he can even use the word ‘bad, very bad’ as it relates to Germany, yet accepting $100 million from the Saudis for Ivanka’s women in entrepreneurship fund, when Saudi Arabia is a country with massive human rights violations,” Ruhle continued. “And its treatment of women can’t possibly be considered humane compared to Western beliefs.”

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13 More Major Fake News Stories In Five Months Of Trump’s Presidency

With Donald Trump in the White House, the media is increasingly apathetic towards, if not antipathetic to, the truth.

We are merely five months into the presidency of Donald J. Trump, and still in the midst of a fake news epidemic. It has grown more subtle and refined over time—gone is the regular cycle of industrial-scale media ineptitude and stupidity that began shortly after Trump clinched the presidency—but it is still chugging on like one of those old-fashioned Kalamazoo hand-pump railway cars: slow and quiet but somehow weirdly inexorable.

At a certain point we must ask ourselves why. We know the media are overwhelmingly liberal, deeply hostile towards Trump’s presidency and conservatives generally, and thus must feel rather strained and desperate when their arch-nemesis-apparent holds the White House and Republicans command an historic amount of political power throughout the country. Heady times will drive anyone batty.

Yet this still does not explain its relentless nature. Trump administration or no, majority Republican governor bloc or no, after a cursory freak-out it shouldn’t be that hard for journalism to return to square one. The news media have one job, and it is to report facts: factual things, things that are true, things that are the opposite of false. It should not be difficult to do this.

Yet for many of our media leaders, it apparently is. This, to the great discredit of the American fourth estate, is the media we have. What follows are 13 more examples of the post-election trend I tracked in an earlier article counting 16 others.

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Poll: Majority Says Mainstream Media Publishes Fake News

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the mainstream press is full of fake news, a sentiment that is held by a majority of voters across the ideological spectrum.

According to data from the latest Harvard-Harris poll, which was provided exclusively to The Hill, 65 percent of voters believe there is a lot of fake news in the mainstream media.

That number includes 80 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of independents and 53 percent of Democrats. Eighty-four percent of voters said it is hard to know what news to believe online.

“Much of the media is now just another part of the partisan divide in the country with Republicans not trusting the ‘mainstream’ media and Democrats seeing them as reflecting their beliefs,” said Harvard-Harris co-director Mark Penn. “Every major institution from the presidency to the courts is now seen as operating in a partisan fashion in one direction or the other.”

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The Media Spreads Fake News About Ivanka Trump

This weekend, the Wall Street Journal‘s Carole Lee wrote a perfectly accurate story about Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledging to donate $100 million to a World Bank fund for women entrepreneurs. The article noted that the fund was Ivanka Trump’s idea and that she was at the event where the pledge was announced.

When Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca Ballhaus tweeted out a link to her colleague’s story, she spun it in such a way as to add inaccuracies. First she reclassified a World Bank fund as a fund belonging to Ivanka Trump.

Then she claimed that the donation from the two countries were therefore akin to what Trump pilloried Hillary Clinton for.

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Journalists Spread Fake News About Ivanka Trump

Journalists and pundits alike spread fake news on Twitter Sunday that Ivanka Trump was engaged in pay-to-play with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

The false story started with a Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca Ballhaus misrepresenting an article from her own outlet. The story, “Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. Pledge $100 Million To Word Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund,” says that the president’s daughter proposed the creation of the fund, but “Ms.Trump doesn’t control it or raise money for it.”….continue reading

I, stand corrected, my apologies Ivanka…

Charting the Liberal Media Leaks: No Valid Sources, Many Invalidated, Possibly Just Made Up Lies

Per an analysis of a dozen of the most recent so called ‘leaks’ being reported and repeated by the liberal mainstream media (MSM) involving President Trump, the probability that these ‘leaks’ are just plain lies is very high. 

An analysis of the most recent leaks clearly shows that the leaks are being reported by very biased liberal MSM outlets that were adamantly opposed to the election of President Trump.  These ‘leaks’ in all cases are not supported with any names of so-called sources.   Former FBI Director James Comey reportedly made some statements in the ‘leaks’ but to this date he has not corroborated any of the statements he reportedly recently made after his firing.  In addition, all the ‘leaks’ rebutted have been invalidated by known sources.…continue reading

CNN Fudges Data To Cast Fox News In A Poor Light

John Berman strayed into questionable territory Sunday while discussing a recent Harvard study on the media’s coverage of President Trump’s first 100 days in office.

“Is the White House besieged by crisis, or is President Trump besieged by the media attempting a sort of coup?” Berman posed to his CNN audience. “It really all depends on where you turn your dial to get your news. This is according to a new study from the Harvard Shorenstein Center on Media Politics that analyzed news coverage of the President’s first 100 days and found that the coverage quote ‘set a new standard for unfavorable coverage of a President, with Fox News being the only outlet where the majority of the coverage was positive.”

CNN then displayed the following graphic, captioned, “FOX NEWS ONLY OUTLET WITH OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE COVERAGE.”…continue reading

 

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