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Twitter hit by mother of all fake news bombs as CNN’s Brian Stelter links to Dan Rather’s Facebook page

After what seemed like months of back-and-forth between President Trump and CNN over fake news and “violent” wrestling GIFs, the New York Times went and surprised everyone Monday night with one of those Trump-Russia bombshells everyone had come to expect. Sure, the sourcing was anonymous, but it turns out the story was solid.

For almost a full day there, it seemed as if the news media had remembered its core mission: to rid America of its elected president after failing to prevent said election. And speaking of journalists who failed to prevent an election, look who popped up just as the country was digesting some real news:

MMFA attempted smear of Fox News gets debunked by ‘commie girl’

http://twitter.com/#!/commiegirl1/status/494641807796350976

Left wing propaganda factory Media Matters for America is sometimes a little too eager to attack Fox News. Couple that with a blogger who doesn’t understand the concept of sets and subsets and it can get comical.

http://twitter.com/#!/mmfa/status/494626545206444032

If you’re Barack Obama there certainly is. 60% of those polled disapprove of his performance and most of those disapprove strongly.

CNN’s Brian Stelter piled on, claiming Fox was literally saying 110% of America disapproves of the president’s performance.

http://twitter.com/#!/brianstelter/status/494633560670994433

He even included a link to a graph that visually shows the 50% is a subset of the 60%.

obama-approval

http://twitter.com/#!/brianstelter/status/494658556353056768
http://twitter.com/#!/freddoso/status/494657144780623872
http://twitter.com/#!/TUSK81/status/494626830784016384
http://twitter.com/#!/owillis/status/494628856171876352

It sure is Oliver. You should try it sometime. Maybe someone at MSNBC can come give Media Matters a refresher course in venn diagrams and such.

http://twitter.com/#!/owillis/status/494629365494591488

LOLiver Willis, ladies and gentlemen.

http://twitter.com/#!/aquart/status/494675093323137025

Derp.

http://twitter.com/#!/commiegirl1/status/494641028045893632

We are also disappoint.

http://twitter.com/#!/commiegirl1/status/494642968079253504

Heh.

http://twitter.com/#!/commiegirl1/status/494643577209618435
http://twitter.com/#!/Rschooley/status/494644378615287809

There has got to be some way in which this perfectly legitimate graphic is deceptive, and Bob is going to find it.

http://twitter.com/#!/evanrobertsonDC/status/494642078471966720

.@evanrobertsonDC @mmfa No it isn't.
Disapprove and strongly disapprove has no bearing on "approve."

@commiegirl1 is right.— Cody Kessler (@cody_k) July 31, 2014

http://twitter.com/#!/evanrobertsonDC/status/494645229518327809

Good on you, Evan

http://twitter.com/#!/commiegirl1/status/494645810307420160

Who knew there were honest commies?

CNN host: MSNBC doesn’t dwell on stories for ‘weeks’ like Fox News does [video]

Join the club.

On this afternoon’s edition of “The Lead,” host Jake Tapper led a discussion about Sean Hannity’s rightful condemnation of Cliven Bundy’s ignorance and “beyond repugnant” diminishment of the atrocity of slavery. Tapper asked CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter if the media, as Hannity suggested, have a double standard when it comes to covering political stories. This was part of Stelter’s response:

Let’s have a listen:

Stelter is also the host of “Reliable Sources.” And no, the irony does not escape us.

MSNBC doesn’t dwell endlessly on stories? Could’ve fooled us.

http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/459431335879139328

Here’s Stelter’s explanation for MSNBC’s obsession with “Bridgegate,” by the way:

You know what, Brian? Kermit Gosnell was arguably a bigger story than Bridgegate or Bundy, but MSNBC wouldn’t touch that one with a ten-foot pole. So maybe you’re not such a great authority on what is and isn’t newsworthy.