You know it’s malicious because the errors never balance out… they always skew overtly HOSTILE to Team Trump.
Can you imagine a Media(D) hit piece like this against Michelle Obama? It would never happen.
And would they have bothered if she were married to anyone other than the Republican President? Or is this just another attempt to attack Trump by hurting people he cares about?
Here is the Telegraph’s retraction, in full.
Look at all these retractions from a single hit piece:
Following last Saturday’s (Jan 19) Telegraph magazine cover story “The mystery of Melania”, we have been asked to make clear that the article contained a number of false statements which we accept should not have been published. Mrs Trump’s father was not a fearsome presence and did not control the family. Mrs Trump did not leave her Design and Architecture course at University relating to the completion of an exam, as alleged in the article, but rather because she wanted to pursue a successful career as a professional model. Mrs Trump was not struggling in her modelling career before she met Mr Trump, and she did not advance in her career due to the assistance of Mr Trump.
We accept that Mrs Trump was a successful professional model in her own right before she met her husband and obtained her own modelling work without his assistance. Mrs Trump met Mr Trump in 1998, not in 1996 as stated in the article. The article also wrongly claimed that Mrs Trump’s mother, father and sister relocated to New York in 2005 to live in buildings owned by Mr Trump. They did not. The claim that Mrs Trump cried on election night is also false.
We apologise unreservedly to The First Lady and her family for any embarrassment caused by our publication of these allegations. As a mark of our regret we have agreed to pay Mrs Trump substantial damages as well as her legal costs.
In just the last week or two, we’ve got this Melania hit piece, which they had to retract AND pay damages for…
We’ve got the Covington Kids hit piece, which lawyers are dropping a defamation case over…
And then we’ve got the BuzzFeed ‘bombshell’ which Mueller himself had to step in and call out as a lie. (Since then, BuzzFeed has reportedly laid off something like 15% of their employees.)
Yet somehow, pampered princesses like Acosta get their thongs in a twist if we dare to question the integrity of the Free Press?
The math is simple: If you don’t like being called ‘Fake News’, don’t report any.
The press can be ‘Free’ or it can be a fully-incorporated Propaganda Arm of a political movement (in this case the so-called ‘Progressive’ movement).
But the one thing the press CANNOT be is both free and beholden to an ideology.
Stories like this one serve to highlight the Dinosaur media’s slavish subservience to a Leftist Agenda. And unlike Pravda, you don’t even have the tepid excuse of fearing imprisonment in the Soviet gulags to fall back on.
And even with the retraction, the damage is already done.
Bogus, retracted stories told in the past are still regurgitated by Twitter trolls on the left as though they were true. And the same will happen with these ‘facts’.
The lie gets halfway around the world, they say, before the truth can get its boots on. But the ‘Free Press’ should NOT be the ones telling them, should they?
Through it all, the First Lady still outclasses all of her critics.