So why is it that I, suspicious of Trump and merely glad that Hillary Clinton didn’t win, react immediately to this story by suspecting it was untrue?
Simply enough, because however suspicious of Trump I might be, I’ve gotten to be even more suspicious of anonymously-sourced stories about Trump from the Washington Post, the New York Times, and frankly, from all of the legacy media.
Why? Because they’ve proven to be untrustworthy. Becket Adams at Washington Examiner started a comprehensive list in February, promising to keep updating the list — after February 18 he stopped and I don’t blame him. He probably threw up his hands in disgust. Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist has her own list (and some useful hints about any WaPo Trump story).
Circa, a new website I heartily recommend, ran a story on May 12 documenting stories (I started to say “all the stories” but actually I wouldn’t want to bet on that) of all the things the legacy media has reported about Trump that were wrong.
It has 23 entries. In a week.