Skip to comments.AP Admits It Got Duped By White Nationalist
Posted on 02/17/2018 12:39:42 AM PST by Enterprise
"The Associated Press is admitting that they were lied to by a white nationalist who claimed his group was connected to the school shooter in Parkland, Florida."
"Jordan Jereb, a member of white nationalist group Republic of Florida, claimed on Wednesday that Nikolas Cruz, the shooter that killed 17 people at a Parkland high school, was a member of his group and participated in paramilitary drills with them. The Associated Press ran with Jerebs claims, leading a number of outlets to publish blurbs of their report."
"However, Jereb later backtracked on his claims and said he was confused because there are multiple men named Nicholas in the group and accused the media of misrepresent[ing] what he said."
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Just like the missing bust of MLK, the Fake News jumped on a story that confirmed what they wanted to report without checking to see if it was true. The Left hates freedom, America, and President Trump, and they will report anything that confirms their hate just to score political points.
I took one for the team and listened to NPR this evening, that scratchy-voiced old crone was in high dudgeon painting this guy as a total right winger, ROTC member, gun fanatic. No mention whatsoever of all the social media presence depicting a fascination with if not membership in Black Bloc, AntiFa, photos with the vapid Che tee shirt, etcetera.
AP called the White Nationalist leader and asked him to confirm that the shooter was in his group, based on information that AP had obtained from another source.
Anyway, the leader's statement to the AP was a little confusing and a little strange, but the AP called him, he did not call the AP.
The story was just too good to be checked.
“The story was just too good to be checked.”
If they weren’t so quick to want to print a negative story about whitey, it would have never happened.
AP is a disgrace.
They believed it because they WANTED to believe it.
We joke about all the “Sons of Obama” that get in trouble with the law, but I found it amazing the resemblance between this Nicholas Cruz guy and Zero. Same jug ears, same dead eyes look.
Those eyes are vaguely Mongolian, I’m thinking he came from a Russian orphanage and was messed up practically from infancy due to lack of affection and mistreatment if not maternal substance abuse. That was not uncommon in the 90’s after the collapse of the USSR.
dumb asses hear what they want to hear
At what point do we disband AP, now that they run ‘articles’ with zero substantiation, for the purpose of attacking Trump and his supporters.
At the VERY LEAST, they need to have their non-profit status yanked. They’re beyond the point of being able to deny they’re a political organization with the purpose of electing Democrats.
I read something the day of and not seen any reference since... Could mean it has been discredited and I missed it i.e. fake news, it’s got me before, but it said this shooter had 2 twitter accounts... One praising ISIS and one showing him in a MAGA hat. Twitter deleted the ISIS one and left the other one up. Whatever I read said they had archived both before anything was deleted but my history page is incredible these days and I cant find it now.
I read he was born in the US. I haven’t seen anything about his brother. Wonder where he is?
But by no coincidence, it was exactly what they were looking for. So like Dan Rather and his phony memos, they ran with the story before even checking its validity.
It’s more than being duped, they wanted it to be true.
Latino heritage, either via original mother or original father. I doubt if anyone will go digging back 19 years but it could be that drug issues existed with mother and he had mental issues from day one.
But the public school graduates that make up the news media have NO ability to think contextually nor in simple one plus one equals two cogitations.
"Hey chief ... Cruz is a white nationalist !"
"OK Todd, run with it ... "
Great fact checking
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