Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued a stunning statement Thursday night that appears to be a rebuke of news agencies spreading fake news via fake leaks, namely those from The Washington Post, CNN and the NY Times.
The statement said Americans should think twice “before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials.'”
“Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials’,” the statement read, “particularly when they do not identify the country — let alone the branch or agency of government — with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.”
Rosenstein is clearly slamming fake news but the media immediately came out to twist his meaning.
The Washington Post is doing well with their fake news however. It pays! Owner Jeff Bezos is buying Whole Foods and is pretending he wants tips on how to enhance his philanthropy. He’s the man who started making the big bucks when the Obama CIA made a great deal for him to develop their cloud computing.
Amazon launches cloud marketplace for US spy agencies (its owner Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post) https://t.co/GXGnxi1FfG
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) June 16, 2017
Media distracts and retaliates
The media is portraying the Rosenstein statement as a rebuke of the President condemning leaking.
Some. in the media are claiming Trump ordered Rosenstein to say it, which is doubtful.
Others say the statement makes no sense at all. The media is making a point out of calling Rosenstein “weird’. CNN calls the messaging about “leaks” “super strange”.
Rosenstein is talking about fake news and it’s not strange or weird or senseless. The media is distracting and lying.
One political leftist PR consultant tweeted this:
When considering Rod Rosenstein’s weird, seemingly Trump-ordered stmt, remember Comey said he’d ‘make compromises.’ https://t.co/LPJJUIDSIE
— Eric Schmeltzer (@JustSchmeltzer) June 16, 2017
Here’s one tweet from the BBC editor of the North American Bureau.
A statement by US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein which absolutely no one can make any sense of. pic.twitter.com/zBKVJydN4S
— Paul Danahar (@pdanahar) June 16, 2017
It’s not weird. It’s obvious. Comey already said most of the stories in the WaPo and NY Times were inaccurate.
ICYMI-Here’s Deputy AG Rosenstein warning Americans about WaPo & NYTimes FAKE NEWS! “Sources” cld be OTHER COUNTRIES pic.twitter.com/SN9UiFE16j
— Boston🇺🇸Bobblehead (@DBloom451) June 16, 2017