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Thu Sep 8, 2016, 08:38 AM

 

Media turn on Lauer for not fact-checking Trump

Media turn on Lauer for not fact-checking Trump
By HADAS GOLD 09/07/16 10:15 PM EDT

Journalists reacted with disbelief on Wednesday night when NBC anchor Matt Lauer failed to fact check Donald Trump on his claim he did not support the Iraq war in 2002.

"The main thing is: I have great judgment,” Trump said in response to a question as what he has done in his life that prepared him to send America's men and women into harm's way. "I heard Hillary Clinton say I was not against the war in Iraq. I was totally against the war in Iraq. You can look at Esquire magazine from 2004. You can look at before that. And I was against the war in Iraq, I said it's going to totally destabilize the Middle East, which it has. It's been a disastrous war. And perhaps almost as bad was the way Barack Obama got out. That was a disaster."

According to fact checks by several news organizations — particularly BuzzFeed and others like PolitiFact —Trump did, in fact, support the Iraq war in 2002. But Lauer, co-host of NBC's "Today" show, immediately moved on, asking Trump about his temperament.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2016/09/matt-lauer-donald-trump-227865

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workinclasszero Sep 2016 #4

Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2016, 08:57 AM

1. Maybe Lauer was afraid Trump would spill the beans about HIM and who he was messing around with

 

Donnie did threaten Joe like that.

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Thu Sep 8, 2016, 09:03 AM

2. Lauer's performance encases a lot of why politicos in the US are irritated at the press !!

He wasn't knowledgable about the simple stuff and wasn't willing to challenge tRump or even follow up on some of his overt bullshit

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Response to workinclasszero (Original post)

Thu Sep 8, 2016, 10:04 AM

3. I hope the debate moderators are taking notice

That means you Chris Wallace.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 8, 2016, 10:39 AM

4. Its going to be a tongue bath

 

for Trump, I have no doubt!

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