I think this is what they call winning.
Two anti-Trump stories published by Vice Media have been retracted for factual errors and unvetted sources, Variety reports.
Across two articles, Vice erroneously reported that Disney Parks was experiencing “behind-the-scenes” drama over the inclusion of President Trump in its animatronic Hall of Presidents attraction. Vice named an anonymous source that said Trump’s team had turned the process into “a public relations nightmare” and implied his robot would not have a speaking role like all previous presidents.
Disney responded and set the matter straight:
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) June 27, 2017
Vice’s statement read:
“After a thorough investigation into the sourcing of two stories, ‘Here’s the Secret Backstage Trump Drama at Walt Disney World’s Hall of Presidents’ and ‘Behind the Scenes of Disney’s Donald Trump “Hall of Presidents” Installation,’ and the identification of several factual errors, we have decided to retract both pieces.
“We are conducting a full editorial review to pinpoint how this source was vetted, and how these stories were approved and published in violation of our usual editorial workflow. We fell short of our standards, and regret the error.”
Of course, leftist journalists ate up the fake drama and are now forced to eat crow, like this NY Times culture writer:
And this Politico reporter:
"They'd particularly like to avoid him tweeting about this situation." pic.twitter.com/2igc49uHEY
— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) June 26, 2017
Whoa. Vice has retracted the Disney/Trump article I tweeted about on Monday. https://t.co/a3Yk1tyuP6
— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) June 28, 2017
Daily Kos jumped in with both feet:
CNN(Communists News Network)LIES.LIES.LIES day in and day out 24/7 the main-stream news media LIES,LIES,LIES
Was it the CNN fake news that had gone around the normal editorial process?
Sneaking some lie into print late one night before your bosses find out is a good reason to fire people.
Trouble is, Mark Twain was right, a lie can travel all around the world while the truth is pulling its pants on.
If liberals didn’t have lies to believe in, what WOULD they have?