During a Wednesday appearance on CNNLOL, Goldberg was forced to say, “This is about a sub-issue, about whether or not Trump wanted to go to the cemetery [Aisne-Marne] that day or didn’t want to go to the cemetery that day. I think this is not the main issue.”
A “sub-issue,” Goldberg says.
“Not the main issue,” Goldberg says.
Except, this is how the fake
Atlantic story opens (again, I don’t link fake news).
Let me repeat that this is the
When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, he blamed rain for the last-minute decision, saying that “the helicopter couldn’t fly” and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true.
Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as ‘suckers’ for getting killed.
Atlantic’s entire fake story is launched on and predicated around Trump — not the Secret Service — Trump canceling the visit to protect his hair and the rationale of “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.”
If you remove the motive for the cancellation, if you concede Trump had nothing to do with the cancellation, if you are forced to walk that back, you have nothing left, because there’s no “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.”
Which means there’s no story.
Which means your fake sources (if they exist) lied, are liars, and nothing they say is trustworthy.
In a world where there the national political media cared even a tiny bit about its credibility, Jeffrey Goldberg and the
Atlantic would have already been run out of town.
Documents, witnesses, even people like John Bolton who hate Trump, all prove the story’s a lie, and yet, Goldberg is still the toast of the political media — not because he broke a big story… Oh no, that no longer matters.
Goldberg is the toast of the national media
because he lied, because he told an audacious lie that knocked all of Trump’s accomplishments out of the news cycle — the 1.4 million jobs, the 8.4 percent unemployment, the historic agreement between Kosovo, Serbia, and Israel.
Because he lied.
Because he is a liar.
That’s why Jeffrey Goldberg is being celebrated by a national political media that knows he lied and will never be able to thank him enough for it.
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