ABC News Falls for Spoof Trump Twitter Handle

So somebody at ABC news sees a rouge tweet they thought was from Trump, and they run with it.

Turns out it was a fake tweet from somebody.

Had to do with a comment about “The Wall”.

Then the “cover-up” onslaught.

But I know many people just believed it anyway as usual.


ABC News Falls for Spoof Trump Twitter Handle

Dealing with mistakes has long been a fact of life for journalists. The traditional course of action is to acknowledge the mistake, correct the
mistake, apologize if necessary, and then move on. But in the era of any story less than 100% accurate being labeled “fake news” the temptation to
quietly expunge the mistake from existence without any acknowledgement that the mistake was made is greater than ever. Only ABC News knows its
motivation for attempting to disappear an embarrassing mistake it made in a story about a proposed wall at the U.S.-Mexican border. The original
version, now deleted, included a tweet from a spoof Twitter handle the ABC apparently mistook as coming from President Trump.

After a reader posted a comment to the story about the error, ABC NEWS replaced it with this version; and deleted the comments from the reader
pointing out the error.

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