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McEnany Spars with Acosta: “If Anyone Needs to Be Fact-Checked…It Should Be the Media”


18,000 times.

That’s how many times, according to the Washington Post, President Trump has lied to the American public.

Does anybody outside of the mainstream media and Washington DC actually believe that figure?

The media lies to us on a daily basis, especially during times of mass hysteria.

Yet Twitter feels the need to “fact-check” Trump for bringing up valid points about voter fraud by mail-in voting.

Jim Acosta from CNN brought up Twitter’s decision to “fact-check” the President’s tweet in a press conference on Thursday.

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, however, was prepared for Acosta and gave him a run for his money.

Here’s the facts from the press conference reported by the Blaze:

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany countered CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s suggestion Thursday that President Donald Trump’s statements should be fact-checked by pointing out a number of false stories reported by mainstream outlets before arguing, “if anyone needs to be fact-checked, I think it should be the media.”

The confrontation occurred during a press conference held amid an ongoing battle between President Donald Trump and Twitter, after the social media platform attached a fact-checking feature to some of his tweets earlier in the week. The president responded by issuing an executive order aimed at punishing tech giants.

Acosta, sticking to his reputation as a Trump antagonist, asked McEnany, “Shouldn’t the president be fact-checked, especially this president who has made so many false and misleading statements, that has put fact-checkers to work across the world?”

The CNN reporter continued, “These 18,000 false or misleading statements, according to the Washington Post, if there’s any president out there we should be fact-checking, or political leader that should be fact-checked, isn’t it President Trump? Aren’t you trying to silence fact-checkers by going after Twitter like this?”

The White House press secretary replied, “Look, if you’re going to get into the fact-checking business, there’s no one that should be fact-checked more than the mainstream media that has been continually wrong about a number of things.”

With that, McEnany began listing off “egregious” examples of incorrect reports from major media outlets — including two from CNN — before reiterating, “So, if anyone needs to be fact-checked, I think it should be the media.”

Think about everything the media has lied to us about just since Trump became President.

The ENTIRE Russian Collusion hoax.

How America would face mass death from COVID, with a minimum of 2 million dead because the President “failed” to act.

And currently, we have the riots occurring in Minneapolis, where the media isn’t afraid to spin their own narrative of what occurred, even when the investigation to the matter has just begun.

It’s pretty clear the mainstream media couldn’t care less about the truth.

Check out this piece from the New York Post that shows how Schiff lied about the Russian Collusion hoax and the media helped him do it:

Former Pentagon official and now candidate for New York’s 17th Congressional District Evelyn Farkas claimed in a notorious 2017 MSNBC segment that she advised her colleagues to disseminate intelligence so that Trump could not destroy evidence of collusion. Under oath, however, she testified she “didn’t know anything” about Trump staff dealing with Russians.

But what makes the transcripts significant is not what’s contained in them. Rather, it’s what they represent.

Grenell’s deputy at DNI is Kash Patel. He was lead investigator in the Russia probe conducted by the House Intelligence Committee, when it was chaired by Republican Congressman Devin Nunes. He told me for my book “The Plot Against the President” that he and GOP colleagues asked every former Obama official they interviewed if they had any evidence of collusion.

“I’m not asking if you thought it happened or if you heard it happened,” Patel told them all, from Attorney General Loretta Lynch to FBI Director James Comey. “I said, ‘Do you have information that exactly addresses this issue?’ ”

It was when Patel and Nunes saw no Obama official had any that their inquiry changed course. If there was no evidence of the Trump team’s ties to Russia, why was the FBI investigating Trump’s 2016 campaign?

And thus began what Patel called “Objective Medusa,” the Nunes team’s investigation of the FBI team that targeted the Trump campaign. Their efforts not only unraveled the collusion myth but also first illuminated the FBI’s crimes and abuses. Their groundwork led, among other things, to Attorney General William Barr’s decision, also Thursday, to drop the DOJ’s case against Gen. Michael Flynn.

The transcripts also represent yet another blow to the media’s credibility. The Obama officials interviewed were among the many sources, like Schiff, the press tapped for its prize-winning collusion reporting. They lied for years about Trump and Russia and the press peddled their narrative without question.

No matter what evidence surfaced to prove the collusion story wrong, the media continued to credential the destructive conspiracy theory. It didn’t matter when Objective Medusa showed that former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele’s reports were paid for by the Clinton campaign. Or when the Nunes memo explained that the FBI used the Steele dossier to obtain a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. It didn’t even matter when resistance messiah Robert Mueller concluded there was no evidence of collusion.

After Mueller filed his report last spring, CNN’s Jake Tapper said that “I don’t know anybody who got anything wrong.” Don’t expect anyone in the mainstream media to admit gross journalistic malpractice this time either. The tragic fact is that once-prestigious press organizations, including CNN as well as MSNBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post, weren’t fooled by the collusion hoax. They were an essential part of it.

So not only does the media choose to lie on their own admission, they do so in order to push Democrats’ agendas.

All while cracking down and “fact-checking” anything Republicans or the President have to say in response.

What an absolute joke the media have turned themselves into.

Check out some of the latest tweets on recent lies from the media:

Also, watch McEnany’s hilarious exchange with Acosta, where she completely shuts him down with a list of lies produced by the media:


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