Monday, hordes of MSM reporters fell for a fake “White House” document that showed President Trump making absurd requests and demands of his hosts in Israel.
A Twitter account called “Rogue White House Senior Advisor” tweeted out a picture on Friday of what they claimed to be the President’s bizarre and potentially offensive demands, including “roughly a metric ton of sugary and non-kosher junk food,” the Washington Free Beacon reports.
Pres has a lot of demands for his Middle East trip. pic.twitter.com/EcRfcQ4Y7W
— Rogue WH Snr Advisor (@RogueSNRadvisor) May 19, 2017
The account appears to clearly be fake and a parody intended for trolling and humor, but some MSM reporters apparently can’t see through the schtick.
Jerusalem Post’s Anna Ahronheim believed the document to be legitimate tweeting:
“The catering requirements for #TrumpInIsrael seem kinda OCD: 6 boxes of Double Stuffed @Orea cookies—unwrapped and stacked in rows of 8…”
The catering requirements for #TrumpInIsrael seem kinda OCD: 6 boxes of Double Stuffed @Oreo cookies—unwrapped & stacked in rows of 8… pic.twitter.com/tBTQVluc09
— Anna Ahronheim (@AAhronheim) May 22, 2017
Reporters from Business Insider, the Nation, the Washington Post, and Mother Jones all jumped in adding to the complete lack of credibility. It is almost a meme in and of itself to have fake news MSM reporters fawning over a completely phony “official” White House document from an obvious parody account.
The Nation’s Joshua Holland tweeted the following before deleting his post:
“Do they need to don their tinfoil hats or something before plugging in the microwaves?”
Some more ace reporters chimed in:
That’s a lot of sweets. Also, 8 Hungry Man dinners? https://t.co/hwLl7X02oL
— Christopher Woody (@chrstphr_woody) May 22, 2017
Traveling to the Middle East and Europe and bring loaves of white bread???? #TrumpInIsrael https://t.co/FByPd0CiVV
— Gary Weiss (@gary_weiss) May 22, 2017
Doesn’t take much these days to fool the MSM.