samedi 8 juillet 2017

Fake News

On another board I saw someone post a YouTube video, apparently posted by the Washington Post, with the title "Polish first lady passes over Trump's handshake". Here is the video:


And apparently several news organizations tried to spin this as the Polish First Lady snubbing Trump. But it isn't even true and the video itself shows it. Some of them even edited the video to cut out the part where she shook his hand. Further, she was following the correct protocol for these situations. The protocol is that she is supposed to shake melania's hand first.

Snopes has a writeup:


At an event in Warsaw on 6 July 2017, Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda refused to shake hands with Donald Trump.

On 6 July 2017, video emerged of Donald and Melania Trump’s meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda, in Warsaw.

Several reports focused on a short clip in which the four exchanged greetings, with Kornhauser-Duda shaking Melania Trump’s hand, while the U.S. president extended his own.

Newsweek published a story with the headline: “Watch Donald Trump Handshake Rejected by Polish First Lady in Hilariously Awkward Exchange”; Vanity Fair‘s article was titled “The First Lady of Poland Smoothly Avoided Shaking Donald Trump’s Hand”; and the Financial Express web site’s story proclaimed: “Donald Trump Snubbed, Now Poland [sic] First Lady Refuses Handshake, Chooses Melania Instead”, adding:

The incident took place during his Poland visit when the First Lady of Poland declined to shake hands with him and chose to greet the FLOTUS instead.
I know the president is a compulsive liar. It's disheartening that the media would destroy their own credibility at a time like this when he is basically trying to create his own alternative reality. This sort of thing just gives him ammunition. And it is so easily debunked.

It's not even the first time for Neewsweek.


This incident mirrors similar reporting from June 2017, when Trump hosted India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, at the White House. Newsweek reported at the time that Modi had “evaded” and “neatly sidestepped” a handshake from Trump by hugging him. In reality, Modi initiated a handshake with Trump, before warmly hugging him — a greeting for which the Prime Minister of India has become well known, and which he has bestowed on many world leaders in recent years.
And there are so many real things they could say instead.

Snarky "gotcha" coverage would be one thing if at least they would get their facts straight, but this sort of thing feeds right in to his "fake news" narrative.

via International Skeptics Forum

Aucun commentaire:

Enregistrer un commentaire