We didn’t get a chance to publish this yesterday, but here it is in case you missed it. CNN analyst Joe Lockhart, a former Clinton press secretary, lied in a tweet about overhearing a conversation between two Republican senators. He later admitted he lied but not until it was retweeted thousands of times.
Lockhart said, “Overheard convo between two Republican Senators who only watch Fox News. “is this stuff real? I haven’t heard any of this before. I thought it was all about a server. If half the stuff Schiff is saying is true, we’re up shit’s creek. Hope the White House has exculpatory evidence”
Then he posted this message, “Ok maybe I made up the convo, but you know that’s exactly what they’re thinking.”
Ok maybe I made up the convo, but you know that’s exactly what they’re thinking.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) January 22, 2020
CNN pays him to lie.
Fake news reporter Jennifer Rubin was one of those who retweeted the fake news:
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 22, 2020
Rubin didn’t correct it. Most or all in the media aren’t correcting their retweets.
Joe Lockhart’s disinformation was widely shared by other corporate media reporters and columnists, including Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post.https://t.co/a7XDXhi0oy
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) January 22, 2020
THE BABYLON BEE RESPONDED
Leave the satire to us; we’ll leave the fake news to you.
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) January 22, 2020
OTHER GOOD RESPONSES
Ok boomer pic.twitter.com/quHiwK43xa
— Politically Stripped ™️ 🇺🇸🗽 (@politstrip) January 23, 2020
Make sure everyone reads your subtweet that shows you pulled a Schiff and made the whole overheard conversation up.
No wonder you work for CNN, mastering fake news is a skill.
You excell at it.
— Mary Forbes 🇺🇸✝️ (@MaryForbes14) January 23, 2020