Fake News or Fake Tweet? Anderson Cooper Slams Donald Trump Jr. 0ver Alleged Misrepresentation

Screen Shot 2018-09-18 at 9.14.53 PM.pngDonald Trump Jr. has been fueling controversies this week with his taunting of the allegations of attempted rape by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on Instagram — a posting that was roundly condemned as belittling sexual assault as akin to a love note.  Trump Jr. then went after Anderson Cooper to suggest that he has been faking scenes like the recent controversy at the Weather Channel.  Anderson responded with a devastating clip disproving Trump Jr.’s claims.

Trump Jr. alluded to the recent clip where a Weather Channel reporter is showing barely able to stand in the wind . . .  only to have people stroll by in the background:

 

Trump Jr. used the controversy to suggest that Anderson did the same type of alleged ploy.

 

“I debated whether I should even respond tonight to the president’s son. I know he considers himself an outdoorsman and pays a lot of money to be led to wildlife in Africa that he then kills. But I’m not sure if he’s actually been to a hurricane or a flood. I didn’t see him down in North Carolina over the last few days helping out, lending a hand, but I’m sure he was doing something important besides just tweeting lies.”

Cooper said that the clip was actually from 2008 when he was trying to show how waters can be deceptive in their depth.  He added “I don’t expect the president’s son to ever admit that he was wrong or one of the president’s advisers or frankly anyone else who’s retweeted any of these pictures. But I at least thought that they and you should know the truth.”

Trump Jr. then doubled down on Twitter:

19 thoughts on “Fake News or Fake Tweet? Anderson Cooper Slams Donald Trump Jr. 0ver Alleged Misrepresentation”

  1. Jr must think we’re as dumb as his dads most fervent supporters, you know the ones he did would vote for him even if he shot someone in Times Square.

    It’s obvious with the weather channel video the comparison he was trying to make. So now that he got called out he wants to pretend that he never thought the image was fake. It’s implicit. You don’t have to say it explicitly to send a message coward. Or I guess we should think him brave for saying he’s not afraid to go to jail, though he is posting videos of him lifting like he is.

  2. The hurricane and its aftermath: devastating. The Twitter flap is not! Although, lately, it seems JT aims more for hyperbole than accuracy. Keep in mind, hyperbole’s a source of much fake news.

  3. “Cooper said that the clip was actually from 2008 when he was trying to show how waters can be deceptive in their depth.”

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    I would think any person above the age of 6 know you can’t tell a water’s depth by looking at the surface.

    “Cooper: I was lying then but I’m not lying now!!”

  4. As far as fake news goes, Trump and his litter are the undisputed purveyors of fake news, fake statistics, fake just about everything. Cooper should have simply noted the date of the photo and omitted the sniveling.

  5. David Benson owes me nine citations (one from the OED) and the source of a quotation, after sixteen weeks, and needs to cite all his work from now on. – David, what would you know, you cannot even cite a source. His blog, his topics. If you do not like it you can finally try to find the library at WSU and get me my citations before you finally leave us forever.

      1. L4Yoga enables David Benson, R. Lien and Marky Mark Mark – you hiding from the police again? I didn’t know I was part of a tontine. Please give me the details.

        1. Ubi Schulte said to Dr. Benson, ” . . . get me my citations before you finally leave us forever.”

          The last person living wins the tontine. There’s exactly one way that Dr. Benson will finally leave Res Ipsa Loquitur forever. Ubi Schulte shall never have his citations. Ubi Schulte will not win the citation tontine.

            1. David Benson is the King of Making Stuff Up and owes me nine citations (one from the OED) and the source of a quotation, after sixteen weeks, and needs to cite all his work from now on. – and yet you cannot avoid me can you. 😉 I really don’t think you are in a position to give advice to anyone.

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