Another day, another CRAZY rant by one of the Democrats CRAZIEST! Today Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif. on MSNBC, claimed Thursday totally without a shred of evidence that the most salacious details contained in an unverified 35-page dossier, published by Buzzfeed on President Trump are, in fact, true.
The unvetted document purports to contain information about the compromising financial and personal activities of Trump allegedly in the possession of Russia
The Washington Examiner reports,
One claim that stuck out among all the unverified information is that Trump apparently enjoys hiring prostitutes so that they can urinate on things. It’s as weird as it sounds, and there is nothing to prove that any of this is true.
On Thursday, however, Waters not only repeated the unverified charges, but she also claimed they were definitely true.
The moment occurred during an MSNBC interview.
“Do you believe anything about that dossier?” reporter Ali Velshi asked after being careful to note the document has not been verified.
Waters responded, “[Lawmakers] should really read it, understand it, analyze it, and determine what’s fact, what may not be fact. We already know that the part about the coverage that they have on him with sex actions is supposed to be true. They have said that that’s absolutely true.”
She provided exactly nothing to back this claim.
When BuzzFeed made the decision in January to publish the dossier without first vetting its content, and in fact acknowledging that some of its details were known to be false, many of us argued that it was irresponsible.
BuzzFeed justified its decision by claiming the document was already in the possession of other journalists and some senior officials.
BuzzFeed also explained that it printed “the full document so that Americans [could] make up their own minds about allegations about the president-elect that have circulated at the highest levels of the US government.”
The obvious problem here is that journalists are supposed to deal only with facts, not rumors and suggestions.
Many newsrooms didn’t publish the unverified information because it’s generally understood that floating unconfirmed charges that could damage a person’s reputation, and then telling audiences “here, you figure it out,” is not news reporting. It is spreading vicious gossip.
Also, as the Washington Examiner explained at the time, “When you’re aware that the source is unreliable, that compounds the sin.”
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