[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It looks like the people at Bloomberg News are so desperate to want to prop up Hillary Clinton ahead of her expected announcement on Sunday that she is indeed running for president that they not only fell for a fake story from a satire site, they ran with that story and promoted it without fact checking it. Anyone who has spent any significant time online researching news knows that National Report, like The Onion, is a satire site. That means their news stories are fake. But, in their eagerness to promote Hillary, Bloomberg spread one of these fake stories and, in the process, smeared the legacy of Ronald Reagan.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Politico reports on this embarrassing mistake by Bloomberg.
The piece, headlined “Nancy Reagan gives her endorsement to… Hillary Clinton,” quoted a supposed “Drudge Report” saying that the former first lady told the History Channel series “First Ladies In Their Own Words” that it’s time for a female president.
“For the GOP, this is slightly awkward. Since Ronald Reagan’s presidency, and especially since his death, the Gipper’s legacy has been worshipfully celebrated, often claimed, by Republican candidates,” the article stated.
These words were never uttered by Nancy Reagan. Also, although the series referenced did indeed air, it did not air on C-Span, but rather on the History Channel. The article quoted by Bloomberg originated on NationalReport.net, a spoof news site. It was cross-posted on another site called DrudgeReport.com.co, which is not affiliated in any way with Drudge Report.
Within minutes of publishing online the lie-based article declaring that Nancy Reagan was endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, Bloomberg removed it. The article was reportedly reposted with the note, “This story has been retracted. We fell for a hoax. Apologies.” However, the retracted story link does not work.
In response to this major mistake, Mike Nizza, Executive Editor of Bloomberg, tweeted “very very stupid mistake, and one we take very seriously. simple as that.”
Yes, sir, it was.
h/t American Thinker[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]