Here’s what happened: Zeke Miller, Time’s White House correspondent, incorrectly reported on Inauguration Day that the bust of Martin Luther King had been removed from the Oval Office. Soon after, he corrected himself, but the information had already made its way into pool reports.There is a difference between accidental and deliberate, but for too many in the media not a great one...
Miller took to Twitter to issue an apology to the White House.
However, speaking to staff at the Central Intelligence Agency on Saturday, the president attacked Miller, claiming he purposefully spread a bogus report that the bust had been removed.
“So Zeke, Zeke from Time magazine writes this story about ‘I took down’ — I would never do that because I have great respect for Dr. Martin Luther King,” Trump said. “But this is how dishonest the media is. Now big story, the retraction was like, where? Was it a line or do they even bother putting it in?”
And White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer accused the Time writer of “deliberately false reporting” about Trump’s first day as president.
After repeated attacks on Miller from the White House, Gibbs is not taking the attack lightly.
“The president and White House aides have cited this mistake as an example of ‘deliberately false reporting,'” she wrote. “It was no such thing. We regret that the error occurred, and believe it is important to share some detail about how it happened.”
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
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