The story that hit the news about President Trump that has to be the most outrageous is the one that CNN did about building a moat at the border with alligators in it. Yes, a book about the border came out and claimed Trump wanted to build a moat with alligators. The book also said the president suggested shooting illegals in the leg. The New York Times published portions of the book that CNN then took and made a story out of without verifying any of it.
One hand feeds the other…
CNN President Jeff Zucker pushed for this outrageous claim to be front and center on CNN as if it happened:
“…I don’t think that we should move on from shooting migrants at the border…considering having alligators and snakes in the moat…you can objectively say, you’ re(Trump) out of your mind, you should do it…”
President Trump came out and called it “fake news”:
Even though Trump refuted the story, millions of people heard the story as if it had happened when we have no idea if the president said anything close to this.
Watch for the subtitle/chyron at the bottom of the screen toward the end of the video that says, “NYT: Trump Suggested Moat with Alligators, Snakes Around Electrified Border Wall Topped with Flesh-Piercing Spikes.”
BREAKING: "…I don't think that we should move on from shooting migrants at the border…considering having alligators and snakes in the moat…you can objectively say, you're(Trump) out of your mind, you should do it…" – @CNN President Jeff Zucker #ExposeCNN pic.twitter.com/oB1XImwIgR
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 17, 2019
So someone writes a book that makes claims that could be false, then the NYT picks it up and publishes it, and then CNN reports it as fact. It spreads to other news sources as fact. This is how our news media is reporting sketchy stories as fact.
“NYT: Trump Suggested Moat with Alligators, Snakes Around Electrified Border Wall Topped with Flesh-Piercing Spikes”