There’s a reason so many no longer trust the so-called “mainstream media,” known here as the “Democrat-media complex.” On Monday, ABC News’ “Nightline” declared that President Trump’s new Supreme Court pick is very “controversial.” No surprise there, but the declaration was made 90 minutes before Trump announced that Judge Brett Kavanaugh would be his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy.
“Tonight on Nightline,
@TerryMoran reports on the controversial Supreme Court Justice pick and the possible implications for the country,” ABC News tweeted.
— Nightline (@Nightline) July 9, 2018
Notice the timestamp on the tweet. Some quick math shows the tweet was issued more than 90 minutes before Trump’s announcement.
The network later tweeted a correction that read: “CORRECTION: Tonight on Nightline,
@TerryMoran reports on the controversy surrounding the Supreme Court Justice pick and the possible implications for the country.”
— Nightline (@Nightline) July 10, 2018
Too late… By the time ABC tweeted the “correction,” it had already been hammered on social media:
the pick is "controversial" before they're even named and this is why people don't trust you @TerryMoran
— Razor (@hale_razor) July 10, 2018
— 🌹of the Cross (@Look2theright) July 10, 2018
How in the world could you possibly brand it controversial without knowing who it is?
— Ellen (@ellen6019) July 10, 2018
This is the problem with MSM. No announcement but the pick is controversial? ABC is blocked on my tv and I could not be happier!
— Beth Ann (@YukonNurse) July 10, 2018
How is something that hasn’t happened already controversial?
You are why Trump won and will win again. pic.twitter.com/AQfnOMue7N
— FatUncleSam (@FatUncleSam) July 10, 2018
On Monday, Newsbusters’ Rich Noyes observed that networks like ABC “routinely label ‘conservative’ judges and skimp on ‘liberal’ labels for Democratic nominees.”
Tweeted more than an hour before this "CONTROVERSIAL PERSON" is even announced. Way to go, Nightline. Solid unbiased journalism there! https://t.co/KiMs09cFXd
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) July 10, 2018
What exactly, is controversial about strict interpretation of our great Constitution?
— Cali Hustle and Flow (@BItesThenBarks) July 10, 2018
Like many others, we’re not buying ABC News’ explanation, for a few reasons. First off, doesn’t the network have an editor who vets this stuff before it goes out? Secondly, why would ABC wait more than an hour to correct itself?
Third, there’s a HUGE difference between “controversial Supreme Court Justice pick” and “controversy surrounding the Supreme Court Justice pick…”
— Amy Hughes (@muscleMATTERSah) July 10, 2018
In late June, Gallup reported:
Overall, U.S. adults estimate that 62% of the news they read in newspapers, see on television or hear on the radio is biased. They think the news media mostly provide accurate information, but still estimate that 44% of what they see is inaccurate. And they believe that more than a third of the news they see in these channels is misinformation — false or inaccurate information that is presented as if it were true.
Americans are even more critical of the news they see on social media. They believe 80% of it is biased, 64% is inaccurate and 65% is misinformation.
Incidents like this are part of the reason so many do not believe what comes out of networks like ABC…
- Fox’s Shannon Bream: ‘Literally had to bail’ from on-site SCOTUS coverage due to ‘volatile mood’ — ‘Felt threatened’
- Drama queen Terry McAuliffe warns of high body count due to Trump’s SCOTUS pick, gets hammered
- Trump Chooses Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court
- The Government Will Kill Cute Puppies If Trump Picks ‘Liberal’ For Supreme Court
- Harvard Law prof suggests packing SCOTUS with liberals, tells Tucker Carlson that ‘socialism will win’