Courtesy of The Independent:
Reporter writes story WH doesn't like/disputes. WH anonymously plants false story about reporter. https://t.co/2ZGue3uxfz— Carrie Budoff Brown (@cbudoffbrown) February 27, 2017
The White House has been accused of trying to smear a critical reporter by planting its own fake news.
Politico published an article on Sunday, by journalists Alex Isenstadt and Annie Karni, on an impromptu meeting called by press secretary Sean Spicer to examine aides’ electronic devices for evidence of leaks.
The same article claimed Mr Spicer pushed deputy communications director Jessica Ditt to tears by criticising her work at a staff meeting.
Six and a half hours after the Politico report broke, the Washington Examiner published a story about Mr Isenstadt.
It quoted an anonymous source as saying that Isenstadt “appeared dismissive and laughed” at Mr Spicer’s denial and reference to Mr Owens.
“He started laughing about that Seal,” said The Examiner’s "informed official" source.
If you don't think that the Trump White House is capable of this then you must have been living in a cave for the last year.
Remember that this is the administration of a man who used to pose as his own spokesman (John Barron or John Miller) in order to brag to the media about his love life and his business expertise.
Faking stories for the media is essentially Trump's bread and butter.
He is only famous for lying about himself, and creating a phony image that he sold to the public.
So would they make up a lie to smear a reporter?
Do you even have to ask?