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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:33 AM

Trump Quotes Inane Media Criticism From Fox News Host Jesse Watters: 'So True!'


by Aidan McLaughlin | Feb 11th, 2019, 8:19 am

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Jesse Watters, who hosts a Saturday night show on Fox News, kicked off last week’s iteration with a lazy generalization: “The media fact-checkers are lying to you.”

Watters’ dismissal of fact-checkers relied on reports that Trump’s recent false claims about violent crime in El Paso were false. Watters took issue with a specific headline from Vox, which he called a “distortion.”

“The fact-checkers have become fake news,” he declared confidently.

Trump parroted the remark on Twitter Monday, calling it “So True!”:




Fact checkers can slip up — we’ve chronicled bad fact-checking on this very site — but to dismiss the entire practice as “fake” is, of course, remarkably stupid. There’s no doubt why Watters is taking aim at fact-checkers, however, and why the president is parroting his attack. The Washington Post‘s running fact-check found that in his first two years in office, Trump made a mind-blowing 8,158 false or misleading claims. That’s an average of 5.9 PER DAY.

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https://www.mediaite.com/tv/trump-quotes-inane-media-criticism-from-fox-news-host-jesse-watters-so-true/

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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:01 AM

1. Are we doomed to endure these idiots getting away with stoopid claims?

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