Donald Trump Jr. ripped journalists on Sunday after a week that saw several mistakes from prominent new outlets, saying journalists could care less about seeking the truth.
"If they were really trying to get to the truth you would think they would reach out to the other side before running with it. They all have my number... they couldn’t care less about the truth," the president's son tweeted.
If they were really trying to get to the truth you would think they would reach out to the other side before running with it. They all have my number... they couldn’t care less about the truth. https://t.co/QDEUOgmAVx— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 10, 2017
So this week is precisely why people should trust the media??? Have you lost your mind? MSM happy getting their narrative out there and forgetting about the truth. Only did so when forced to by people with large enough platforms to call them out. Sadly, most don’t have that! https://t.co/AOjM8NRQNj— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 10, 2017
Trump Jr. was specifically responding to a segment on CNN's "Reliable Sources," in which David Frum, a senior editor at The Atlantic, said mistakes are the reason why people should trust the media.
"I would say mistakes are precisely the reason the people should trust the media. Look, astronomers make mistakes all the time because science is a process of discovery of truth. Astrologers never make mistakes — or at least never own up to them — because what they are offering is a closed system of ideology and propaganda," Frum said.
Here’s the context for @DavidFrum’s remark that “mistakes are precisely the reason the people should trust the media” — he’s saying corrections show journalists are trying to get to the truth — “journalism is a process” pic.twitter.com/rFC8DBCkP9— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 10, 2017
Frum's comment comes after ABC and CNN found themselves facing the ire of President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE> after they issued corrections to highly sensitive stories.
Dave Weigel of The Washington Post became the target of Trump's anger on Saturday. The president in a tweet called for the publication to fire Weigel after the journalist apologized for posting a misleading photo of a mostly empty arena taken ahead of a Trump rally in Florida.
.@daveweigel of the Washington Post just admitted that his picture was a FAKE (fraud?) showing an almost empty arena last night for my speech in Pensacola when, in fact, he knew the arena was packed (as shown also on T.V.). FAKE NEWS, he should be fired.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2017
Source : http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/364188-trump-jr-journalists-couldnt-care-less-about-the-truth