Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson published a hit-list of massive media mistakes in the Trump era this week; highlighting 67 notable examples of total malpractice by major networks and newspapers since the president’s inauguration.
“We the media have ‘fact-checked’ President Trump like we have fact-checked no other human being on the planet—and he’s certainly given us plenty to write about,” writes Attkisson.
“We defend ourselves by trying to convince the public that our mistakes are actually a virtue because we (sometimes) correct them. Or we blame Trump for why we’re getting so much wrong. It’s a little bit like a police officer taking someone to jail for DUI, then driving home drunk himself: he may be correct to arrest the suspect, but he should certainly know better than to commit the same violation,” she adds.
Attkisson’s list of notable mistakes include reporting on Trump’s taxes, immigration policy, and more.
Read the definitive list of media malpractice HERE.