Donald Trump tweets lies read round the World.
Trump sent a tweet on November 17 with the big news that he had personally saved jobs in Kentucky.
Examine how Trump parses his words in that first tweet. Bill Ford called HIM.
Bill Ford advises him that he is keeping the plant in Kentucky.
Trump’s chat with Bill Ford may have gone like this:
Trump: So, ya movin’ the plant out of Lincoln, Bill?
Bill Ford: What? No!…who said…?
Trump: 1 sec. I’m on twitter.
I decided to tweet Trump’s lie to see how it felt.
The best lies are half-truths.
So, what’s the whole truth?
We don’t expect our President elect to brazenly lie so our media took his word.
Ford had no plans to move the factory.
The story appears in the UK Telegraph on November 18:
US president-elect Donald Trump said on Thursday Ford Motor chairman Bill Ford had just told him the automaker had decided not to move production at a Kentucky plant to Mexico.
The Telegraph also posted that second tweet from Trump, a blatant lie:
“I worked hard with Bill Ford to keep the Lincoln plant in Kentucky. I owed it to the great State of Kentucky for their confidence in me!” Trump said on Twitter.
The Telegraph corrects the story and clarifies:
Ford has repeatedly said it has no plans to close any US plants and likely could not do so under the terms of the current United Auto Workers contract that expires in 2019.
The real story is that the The UAW, kept the Ford plant in
Louisville, not Trump.
How many U.S. media outlets corrected the story?
November 18 CNN Money Trump takes credit for saving Ford jobs that weren’t going to Mexico
November 18, New York Times Ford Move, Cited as Victory by Trump, Has No Effect on U.S. Jobs
The Times clarifies:
The plant is not primarily a Lincoln plant — the MKC represents roughly 10 percent of its total output. The MKC is a more expensive version of the Ford Escape, which is a much bigger seller than the MKC. Production of the Escape alone is enough to keep the Louisville plant running at full capacity.
Moreover, the decision to keep the MKC in Louisville was made before the two men spoke on Thursday, not as a result of their conversation, according to Ford.
The only news that still carries the Ford story as a victory for Trump is fake news:
Fake News: November 17 The Gateway Pundit TRUMP EFFECT: Ford Calls Donald Trump – Says Plant Will Not Move to Mexico, Will Remain in Kentucky
Fake News November 18, Fox News Ford chairman tells Trump Lincoln SUV production to remain at Kentucky plant.
In a statement, Ford said the company “confirmed with the President-elect” that it would continue producing Lincoln MKCs at the Louisville plant and added that it was “encouraged that President-elect Trump and the new Congress will pursue policies that will improve U.S. competitiveness and make it possible to keep production of this vehicle here in the United States.”
Below are five fake news sites that regularly pop-up on Yahoo News and Bing as legitimate news media.
- WorldNet Daily, founded in May 1997, purportedly to expose wrongdoing, corruption, and abuse of power. Wikipedia
2. The Washington Times, founded in 1982 by News World Communications, an international media conglomerate associated with the Unification Church which also owns newspapers in South Korea, Japan, and South America, as well as the news agency United Press International. Wikipedia
4. Breitbart News, founded in 2007 by conservative commentator and entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart. It also has a daily radio program on the Sirius XM Patriot channel called Breitbart News Daily. Wikipedia
5. The Federalist, founded in 2013, purportedly rejects the assumptions of the media establishment” and says it is dedicated to discussing “the philosophical underpinnings of the day’s debate” Wikipedia
These disinformation sites are lesser versions of Fox News which is the best organized and best funded fake news site in the United States.
Expect them to do everything they can to subvert fact based coverage of the Trump administration.
It’s what they are paid to do.