Self-proclaimed “journalists” have spent the better part of a decade embarrassing themselves.
Trump Derangement Syndrome can certainly have that effect.
But this Fake News talking head sent one tweet about Donald Trump and now her career is imploding.
The downfall begins
On Monday afternoon, former President Donald Trump took to Truth Social to reveal that during the raid on his home, FBI agents had taken his copies of his passport with them.
“Wow! In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three Passports (one expired), along with everything else,” the former President’s post read.
And that’s when CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell — the supposed “face of the network” — took to Twitter to claim Donald Trump was a liar because a Biden Department of Justice official supposedly told her they didn’t have any passports.
“NEW: According to a DOJ official, the FBI is NOT in possession of former President Trump’s passports,” O’Donnell tweeted. “Trump had accused the FBI of stealing his three passports during the search of his Mar-a-Lago home.”
There’s only a slight issue with that claim, though — as it turns out, Norah O’Donnell is actually the liar.
After O’Donnell’s tweet gained some traction, Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich responded by posting a screenshot of an email between the Trump team and the FBI in which the FBI admitted they took the passports.
This is how Fake News works, folks. Biden admin actively feeds half truths & lies that the media willingly amplifies—advancing a partisan narrative to attack Trump.@NorahODonnell, did your “source” read you this email? Did you bother asking if they indeed seized the passports? https://t.co/DlzkagN0ie pic.twitter.com/VwCU7DPCvg
— Taylor Budowich (@TayFromCA) August 15, 2022
In most cases in which self-proclaimed “journalists” are caught reporting false information, that’s as far as it usually goes.
The so-called “journalist” is allowed to just shrug their shoulders, claim they had a strong source, and the rest of the corporate-controlled media simply ignores the ordeal as if it never happened.
Unfortunately for Norah O’Donnell, that’s not the case this time.
An implosion as glorious as fireworks on the 4th of July
Those who live by anonymous sources, die by anonymous sources.
At least, that’s the way it should be.
And shockingly, for once, that is the way it’s playing out for Norah O’Donnell — well, for now.
Now, anonymous sources inside CBS News have absolutely skewered O’Donnell in a new report from inside the corporate-controlled outlet on how big of an “embarrassment” her little stunt has become.
According to the New York Post, O’Donnell’s first offense was only using a single source for her claim, a “big no-no at CBS,” where they have a strict two-source policy they must follow before publicly reporting anything.
The sources inside CBS News also took issue with the way O’Donnell framed her tweet to make it look as though former President Donald Trump is a “liar.”
“This is an embarrassment for CBS that the face of your network can’t even make a second call to a Justice Department rep,” a “livid source” told the Post. “It’s Journalism 101.”
Of course, CBS News’ public position has been to simply claim that the FBI had already returned the passports when O’Donnell asked about the situation, and because of that, her claim they didn’t have the passports is still 100% accurate.
But the anonymous sources inside CBS News also absolutely roasted that pathetic excuse.
They told the Post it’s still “bad journalism” because they believe O’Donnell purposely framed the question as to not ask if the FBI ever took the passports but rather if they had them at that moment in time.
“It’s still bad journalism,” the CBS News source fumed. “She didn’t ask if the passports were ever in their possession. She didn’t say ‘no longer in possession.’”
“She’s desperate,” the source continued. “It doesn’t look good. If you’re going to attack the POTUS and call him a liar, you shouldn’t tweet the thing.”
To make matters even worse for O’Donnell, about an hour before her tweet, she said on CBS Evening News that, “A source tells CBS News it is possible [passports] were swept up in the search, and if so, they would be returned.”
At the end of the day, based on the CBS News source’s claims, Norah O’Donnell seems to have very clearly violated “the network’s standards and practices rules.”
She was not operating as a “journalist” or an impartial “reporter” — she was actively working as an agent of the Democrat machine hell-bent on destroying Donald Trump.
Look, Donald Trump will gladly give corporate-controlled media hacks, like O’Donnell, plenty to talk about so they can once again boost their ratings by simply talking about him nonstop.
They don’t need to make up lies to reap the benefits Donald Trump brings to their pathetic bottom lines.
But they just can’t help themselves.
Self-proclaimed “journalists” have convinced themselves it’s their “duty” to take down Donald Trump, no matter how many ethical and moral violations they must make.
Ultimately, if you really want to know what’s gone wrong in America, just turn on the “news.”
It’s right there for everyone to see, if you just open your eyes.
Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.