The Atlantic Fabricates Another Anti-Trump Story

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Apparently, no lessons have been learned by the staff at The Atlantic when it comes to pushing fake stories. After having their anonymously-sourced, false hit piece claiming Trump called dead soldiers losers and didn’t want to visit a French cemetery blow up in their face, one of their reporters decided to go right back to the well.

A Trump spokesman made a comment on Twitter that Biden was continuing to avoid reporters, which is he absolutely is. Instead of being offended that a major presidential candidate won’t speak to the press, The Atlantic’s Edward-Isaac Dovere decided to try to white knight for the Democrat because of course he did.

The problem? Biden was not visiting his son’s grave.

In other words, Dovere’s framing that a Trump campaign member was mocking Biden visiting his son’s grave is not only wrong, it was completely made up by this supposed reporter. Biden goes straight from the church to his motorcade. There’s video and a pool report to prove that. The Trump campaign was not mocking him visiting his son’s grave. They were mocking him for being a dementia-ridden candidate who can’t answer questions from even the friendliest of news media outlets because he’s incapable of doing so.

In more normal times, the media would be supremely concerned about the lack of access to a presidential candidate. But in these less than normal times, which center wholly on the orange man being bad, they are more than happy to shill for a politician who thumbs his nose at them.

None of this is going to stop. In fact, it’s going to get worse as the election draws closer. There will be more anonymously-sourced garbage pieces. There will be more misleading, lying tweets from “journalists.” Everything is about getting Trump out of office. Perhaps one day we’ll get some real accountability in the news industry. That time isn’t close though.

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