CBS fact-checked President Trump on his contention that 30% of women coming in the caravans are sexually assaulted. CBS found that to be untrue because 60% of the women are sexually abused.
After realizing that they had just made the president’s case for him, they deleted the fact check. That proved something else President Trump has been saying for over two years. You can’t trust the lamestream media. According to journalistic ethics, when you edit an article after it makes it into print, you are supposed to add an editor’s note, explaining that the article was edited and why.
Of course, CBS did not do that.
CBS was one of the outlets that provided fact checking, but part of the network’s analysis disappeared after it proved President Trump’s point. But they aren’t “fake news” or biased against him in their reporting, right?
Of note is the fact that for the most part, their fact checking supports Trump’s speech as being true. So why did they completely remove one of the facts they checked?
CLAIM: The president claimed one in three women have been sexually assaulted traveling to the border.
FACT CHECK: Between 60 percent and 80 percent of female migrants traveling through Mexico are raped along the way, Amnesty International estimates.”
So, the president was right about the harm, but he actually understated the danger.
Now let’s look at what the CBS report, as it currently exists on their website, says about the matter… Actually, it says nothing at all.
Are we even surprised by this sort of anti-Trump behavior anymore? The answer is probably no but the truth is we need to be. We need to always have this sorta crap on the top of our lists… they want dissent and we need to not give that to them.