Factcheck: CNN doesn't know history


#23

They presented it as fact which is utterly false. They don’t get a free pass on this. Somebody screwed up.


#24

So what should happen ? Should someone get fired?

Inteesting how every time Trump presents a falsehood as fact you dont say he screwed up and he doesnt get a free press.


#25

Did I suggest someone should be fired? No.

I’ve never gone easy on Trump for his lies or false statements either, I’m just not consumed with them.


#26

Yes, exactly.

CNN could have confirmed that what Northam said was factually correct with quick internet search. Instead they are running a factually incorrect headline that claims that Northam made a gaffe.

The CNN story is an example of sloppy reporting.


#27

Northam said, “. . .in 1619 the first African indentured servants landed on our shores . . .” starting at about 20 seconds into the video. CNN calls the indentured servant slaves in their headline; their headline is not a quote from Northam.

What Northam actually said is factually correct. CNN’s headline is factually incorrect, yet they claim that Northam made a gaffe. Even worse CNN could have confirmed that Northam’s statement is factually correct with a quick internet search before they chose to run their story.


#28

If you watch the video, you see that CNN quoted him correctly. Thread fail.

And are you this extreme with Fox News? I look forward to your corrections of them.


#29

CNN’s headline is correct that they factually reported what Northam said but I agree the headline is badly worded there is no comparison between an indentured servant and a slave. Though I am sure there are some on this forum who would like to see a return to the era of indentured servants.


#30

I didn’t know that and I’m literally obsessed with history, as almost every one here knows.


#31

You can say perfectly factually that Pennsylvania was the first state to begin freeing slaves like a half century plus before the civil war.

As a Pennsylvania politician you’d have to be retarded to come out and say that publicly.