A recent National Review article asked, “How Do You Keep False Information Away from the President?” Unfortunately, another article on the same site by editor Rich Lowry, a Fox News commentator, began by quoting from The Washington Post, but added the qualifier, “if true.” It erroneously referred to Justice Department official Rod Rosenstein threatening to quit over the firing of FBI director James Comey. An “update” was attached to another Lowry column on the same subject which reported, “Rosenstein says he’s not quitting and he didn’t threaten to quit.”
It’s a common mistake to assume that news stories based on anonymous sources may be true because they sound authoritative. The sheer volume of misinformation is enough to confuse and mislead anyone. Conservative media fall into the trap by too frequently accepting and reacting to what appears in the liberal media. This is why the liberal media maintain their dominance and occupy so many positions of prominence at the Drudge Report.
At times like these, it is important to take a step back, especially in regard to the Russian controversy that is being hyped into another Watergate. We at Accuracy in Media (AIM) have published in-depth investigative articles taking apart what the liberal media have reported about Russia, Trump and wiretapping. The issue is not false information being given to the President; it’s false information getting into the hands of the FBI, the Democrats eager to exploit the gossip, and the media.