How Journalism Is Failing In Just Two Tweets, NBC News Edition; UPDATE

FFS, NBC News … how is this tweet still up? As we told you multiple times yesterday, this story has been retracted. Note the 20,000+ retweets, and counting, from NBC News’ White House correspondent, Geoff Bennett:

Source familiar tells NBC that Justice Kennedy had been in negotiations with the Trump team for months over Kennedy’s replacement. Once Kennedy received assurances that it would be Kavanaugh (his former law clerk) Kennedy felt comfortable retiring – @LACaldwellDC & @frankthorp

— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) July 10, 2018

The clarification tweet does not yet have 400 retweets:

An important clarification from @LACaldwellDC on this earlier reporting:

— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) July 10, 2018

Update: He FINALLY deleted it:

This tweet has been deleted. See @LACaldwellDC’s update on her reporting:

— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) July 11, 2018


And it’s not just Alyssa Milano and Debra Messing who retweeted the since-retracted garbage.

3000+ retweets for Ezra Klein:

This is why the Supreme Court should have term limits. The idea that Justices can leverage their lifetime appointments into power over who replaces them is ridiculous.

— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) July 10, 2018

10,000+ retweets for Seth Abramson:

BREAKING: Looks like my hunch was right. The fix *was* in, as NBC now confirms. This was a backroom deal that Trump deliberately hid from the American people by pretending he was vetting candidates. He *wasn't* vetting candidates; he *got* this vacancy by making a secret promise.

— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 10, 2018

1000+ retweets for Susan Hennessey:

Also keep in mind that if this is accurate, Trump knew the nominee decision weeks ago and the entire spectacle of the last two weeks has been a complete sham and we all fell for it.

— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) July 10, 2018

And on and on and on the Fake News goes. When will NBC News step in and take action?



'This isn't journalism': Charles C.W. Cooke BLASTS single-sourced NBC News report on Kennedy-WH/Trump negotiation for Kavanaugh

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 10, 2018

AND DOWN IT GOES: NBC News reporter deletes tweet on Kennedy-WH deal to pick Kavanaugh

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 10, 2018

Alyssa Milano, Debra Messing missing reporter's 'important clarification' that his story was bogus

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 11, 2018


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