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NBC News Gets Caught Putting Out Fake News After Priebus Muslim Registry Interview

You would think with the heightened sense of calling out “fake news” by the mainstream media, they would apply those rules to themselves.

NBC’s Meet The Press is where we will pull up their hypocrisy by calling out how the network half-tweeted a quote from President-Elect Donald Trump’s new Chief Of Staff Reince Preibus.

From Business Insider:

NBC News came under fire Sunday morning for two tweets that removed context from an answer Reince Priebus, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for White House chief of staff, offered on the idea of a Muslim registry.

Priebus appeared “Meet the Press” and was asked by host Chuck Todd whether he could rule out the idea of placing Muslims on a registry.

Here was the exchange:

TODD: Can you equivocally rule out a registry for Muslims?

PRIEBUS: Look, I’m not going to rule out anything. But, we are not going to have a registry based on religion.

The public relations account for NBC News tweeted out the exchange twice but left out the second part of Priebus’ response:

The tweets quickly faced criticism.

“This quote is in fact opposite of what PR tweet indicates,” tweeted Maggie Haberman, a political correspondent for The New York Times.

Charlie Warzel, a senior technology writer for BuzzFeed, called it an “irresponsible half-quote w/o even a link for context.”

Others flooded the NBC News account with messages calling the tweets “misleading” and “dishonest.”

A representative for NBC News declined to say whether the media organization would issue a retraction, but the Twitter account dug its heels in the sand in a reply to Haberman.

With so many people afraid of what the new administration might do, the mainstream media looks to stoke those fears with deliberately misleading tweets. This one is particularly egregious as it says that Priebus didn’t rule out a Muslim registry when, in fact, that’s exactly what he did.

Simply put, you can’t believe anything these people tell you any more. If you don’t hear the quote firsthand, you have to assume that NBC will take selective words from administration officials to fashion a meaning that fits a predefined narrative.

If you’re tired of this sort of crap from a once-respected news operation, there is a simple solution. Contact your local NBC station and write a letter to the FCC opposing renewal of their license. This is an excellent way to get Star Trek reruns scheduled in place of the NBC Nightly News.

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My name is Wayne Dupree or as most of you know me by, Newsninja2012. I am and have been committed to exposing the Democrats in a way that has been frowned upon by some conservatives and cheered by many more.

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