Secret Service CALLS OUT The Atlantic For Its FAKE News

Secret Service CALLS OUT The Atlantic For Its FAKE News

I saw this tripe earlier today from numerous sources. It just felt all kinds of wrong. Steve Clemons from The Atlantic was tweeting on Thursday claiming that Secret Service personnel were forced to resign in the White House and were escorted out of the Old Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Other rumors are swirling that additional personnel are being forced to resign as well. I don’t think any of this is true and it is fake news. Clemons wanted to get a breaking story out too fast and did not check his facts. He got bit for it and wound up apologizing.

The Secret Service called Clemons on the carpet for the false accusations. They aren’t standing down over this and I don’t blame them. This feels like a setup and more smearage of the Trump administration. Not cool. The Washington Examiner went the extra step to contact the Secret Service and reported that officials denied Clemons’ report, calling it “absolutely false.” The Washington news outlet described Clemons as, “a longtime left-wing think tank writer who now serves as the Washington editor at large of the Atlantic and National Journal.” “He has retracted his false report,” Secret Service Spokesman Casey told Breitbart Texas.

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From Breitbart:

The U.S. Secret Service lashed out at The Atlantic’s Washington editor at large for a series of Tweets officials said were completely false.

Steve Clemons, Washington editor at large for The Atlantic, began a series of Tweets on Thursday claiming that Secret Service manager-level personnel were forced to resign and were escorted out of the Old Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB).

https://twitter.com/SCClemons/status/827403181810348034

Over the course of the next hour, Clemons continued to Tweet the erroneous information and included statements he attributed to Secret Service managers.

Breitbart Texas reached out to the Secret Service who confirmed they contacted Clemons via Twitter advising him his story was not accurate. “His story was false,” Secret Service Spokesman Joe Casey told Breitbart Texas in a phone conversation Friday night. “It was not Secret Service personnel who were fired or escorted out of the building.”

It appears Clemons was in a rush to get his story out before confirming his facts because he had a plane to catch from Tokyo to Washington, D.C.

https://twitter.com/SCClemons/status/827416670461235201

Clemons has apologized as I said before for his error several times. Late Friday evening, he responded to a reader who appeared to be concerned with fake news reported by journalists. He tweeted, “I get that. But there is good journalism out there. And normally I do better. I appreciate your notes.” Well, he really screwed this one up, didn’t he? And I think the Secret Service is still waiting for him to contact them for an official statement.

It’s getting harder and harder to tell what the truth is out there and who to trust. This kind of fake news is happening daily… all because the media does not like President Trump. They just make crap up and run with it. It doesn’t help that conspiracy theorists flock to it. We would all be better off to verify with multiple sources before we believe something. All of us make mistakes, but this one borders on libel.

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Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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