Trump says Washington Post should fire 'fraud' journalist over erroneous tweet

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Although everyone knows (and any exceptions do not include political journalists) that Trump's Friday night rally in Pensacola, Florida, was another jam-packed event with a near-capacity crowd of 12,000, Weigel appeared to be under the impression that the media has not already suffered enough of a black eye this week.

Dave Weigel, who writes about politics for the Washington Post, put up this picture on Saturday. As NCRM has noted, journalists make mistakes - and responsible journalists correct those mistakes.

The President of the United States returned to Twitter Sunday afternoon to provide the world with his latest attack on the free press.

Weigel resigned over the imbroglio in June 2010, after just three months working with the Post.

"Trump's public response: ".@daveweigel of the Washington Post just admitted that his picture was a FAKE (fraud?) showing an nearly empty arena last night for my speech in Pensacola when, in fact, he knew the arena was packed (as shown also on T.V.).

'Real photos now shown as I spoke.

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Dave Weigel tweeted photos of a largely empty Bay Center hours before the rally along with "packed to rafters", which the president tweeted after the rally. He demanded an "apology & retraction" from the Washington Post.

Weigel responded minutes later, saying he'd been notified of the error by DailyMail.com's USA political editor, David Martosko, who attended the event. The reporter quickly apologized for the mix-up and had deleted the tweet, because that's generally what you do when you make mistakes. He said he removed the tweet, which showed numerous empty seats ahead of Trump's speech, after being alerted by the Daily Mail's David Martosko that he'd "gotten it wrong". He admitted that he was confused, but maintained that the "bad tweet" was from his personal social media account and not a story for Washington Post. I deleted it after like 20 minutes. "Very fair to call me out", he wrote.

President Donald Trump is again railing against the news media, calling them a "stain on America".

CNN also found itself Trump's target when the president blasted the outlet Saturday for reporting Friday that Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., received an email on September 4, 2016, offering him WikiLeaks documents obtained through the Democratic National Committee hack.

The corrections came from stories that initially had been damaging to the president but didn't live up to the scrutiny.

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