The mainstream media are taking each other to task today for spreading Meryl Streep’s fake news Monday, and it’s an odd thing to see.
On Sunday at the Golden Globes, Streep tearfully accused President-Elect Donald Trump of mocking a reporter’s physical disabilities during his campaign.
But now The Hill is taking other news outlets to task for not rebuting Streep’s claims in their reports.
Video of Trump’s speech earlier this year shows him flailing his arms around while talking about disabled reporter Serge Kovaleski.
But on Twitter, Trump fired back at Meryl, claiming he never mocked Kovaleski but was simplying showing “him ‘groveling’ when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad.”
The Hill Monday revealed headlines by news outlets like the Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, and Daily Beast confirming Trump’s mockery but pointed out why they’re wrong.
In the first place, the Hill says, video evidence of Trump shows him flailing his arms around in multiple instances — whenever he mimics somebody. Take a look:
Secondly, Kovaleski’s joint condition, arthrogryposis, doesn’t give him the physical ability to flail his arms around, which means Trump couldn’t have been imitating anything he saw Kovaleski actually do.
The Hill concludes, “Chalk this one up as another example of the media being dishonest, lazy, or most likely, both in its endless pursuit to break the bright, shiny object that is President-elect Trump.”
What do you think of this?