MSM reporter falsely claimed that Trump had MLK bust removed from Oval Office

Sure everybody makes mistakes, but making a sensational false charge against a new president at the very first opportunity he allowed reporters into his Oval Office on Day One of his presidency sure looks like one of those narrative-confirming, “too-good-to-check” stories of journalistic lore that just happens to portray Trump as a racist “white nationalist” in the eyes of progressives.  Zeke Miller of Time was allowed into the Oval Office as a pool reporter and tweeted out reports that the Churchill bust was back (true) and the MLK bust was gone (false). He was quickly corrected:

 

Sure everybody makes mistakes, but making a sensational false charge against a new president at the very first opportunity he allowed reporters into his Oval Office on Day One of his presidency sure looks like one of those narrative-confirming, “too-good-to-check” stories of journalistic lore that just happens to portray Trump as a racist “white nationalist” in the eyes of progressives.  Zeke Miller of Time was allowed into the Oval Office as a pool reporter and tweeted out reports that the Churchill bust was back (true) and the MLK bust was gone (false). He was quickly corrected:

 

 

And apologized, explaining that it was obscured from his view.

 

 

 

 

While I credit him for acknowledging his mistake and apologizing, he certainly was ready to believe what he tweeted out without bothering to do a thorough examination of the evidence.  It was news that was fake, so I guess it is #fakenews, even if a semi-honest mistake.

This is a perfect anecdote for president Trump to resurrect whenever he feels like it. The very first moment the media got access to him, they tried to portray him as an enemy of our national hero of racial equality.

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