This is not a good way to get off on the right foot with Press Secretary Sean Spicer and President Trump. Time magazine White House pool reporter Zeke Miller at the President’s signing of his first actions failed to see the bust of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oval Office and tweeted out that it had been removed. It hadn’t. When Miller realized his mistake, he tried to blame it on a Secret Service agent standing in front of it and a door. Lame. To give him credit, he did profusely apologize to both Spicer and Trump and publicly admitted he was wrong. But once out there, the damage is done.
I assume part of this whole snafu was in retaliation for President Trump immediately moving the bust of Winston Churchill back into the Oval Office where it belongs. There is no excuse for this kind of sloppy, biased reporting and Spicer let the media have it in his first official press briefing. Between the bust lie and then the skewing of pics concerning the number in attendance at the Inauguration, the media really screwed the pooch.
White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, scolded TIME magazine White House pool reporter Zeke Miller on Friday for falsely reporting that the Martin Luther King Jr. bust had been removed from the Oval Office after President Donald Trump moved in.
Miller had initially tweeted Friday that the MLK Jr. bust, which then-President Obama put in the Oval Office after removing a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 2009, had been removed from the Oval Office.
Realizing his mistake, Miller tweeted a correction and apologized for spreading the false report:
Miller’s fake news story had already been tweeted by at least one reporter, who had to delete his false report. Miller offered several more apologies to reporters who had quoted his initial report:
Miller also sought Spicer’s forgiveness. “This is on me, not my colleagues. I’ve been doing everything I can to fix my error. My apologies,” Miller wrote:
This is not your average president or your run of the mill press secretary. They are going to call out lies from the media every time they happen and they will savage them over it. Miller knew that, hence the apology. Spicer accepted the apology by the way. I’m not sure I would have.
It is indeed going to be a long four or eight years for the media. If they don’t straighten up, they are going to find themselves left out entirely of events at the White House. It would serve them right. Spicer threw down the gauntlet at the press briefing and laid out how things are going to be. It was invigorating.
Between calling Trump Hitlerian and saying he’s the most divisive president ever… the media is on a wicked roll. It’s not just American media either, a German paper called Trump’s Inauguration speech a declaration of war. If any of these media morons think that this will slow down President Trump and his Cabinet, they better think again. They will just double down even more. You see, they learned something from the left and the media after all.
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