Lazy reporting or fake news? Fox & Friends, Daily Caller mistakenly assert Trump "is president"
NEW YORK -- Media experts had more reason to worry about the pernicious effects of fake news on Tuesday when Peter Hasson, associate editor of the right-wing website The Daily Caller, mistakenly contended that failed GOP candidate Donald J. Trump had been elected president.
This erroneous assertion provoked and immediately outcry from fact checkers, who called the claim "ludicrous."
Trump of course lost the election to President Hillary Rodham Clinton by a staggering 3 million votes in November.
Meanwhile, this morning on Fox & Friends, it was a case of the pot calling the kettle black when a white male "journalist" characterized a rigorous, fact-based news website with famously accurate reporting about Clinton's first term as "fake news."
Reporters have requested corrections from both The Daily Caller and Fox & Friends.