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Mar 30 2020

NBC’s Ken Dilanian Falsely Attributes Quotes to Tom Coburn

If MSM propagandists are not above exploiting a former senator’s death as an opportunity to score cheap political points, why should they be above sloppily misattributing quotes? It’s not as if Tom Coburn is in a position to correct them.

Via The Blaze:

In a tweet that he later deleted, [NBC News reporter Ken] Dilanian recalled how Coburn criticized the president in 2017. “A physician, Coburn opined in 2017 that Trump has a ‘personality disorder,’” he wrote. “Reckless, outrageous and undignified behaviour has become excused and countenanced as telling it like it is when it is actually just reckless, outrageous and undignified.”

Dilanian added this in a follow-up tweet:

“‘And when such behaviour emanates from the top of our government, it is something else,’ Coburn added. ‘It is dangerous to a democracy.’”

Then he deleted both of these tweets, and sent out another, this time constraining himself to the truth by announcing that Coburn had once said Trump has a personality disorder.

Someone must have clued Dilanian in that, in his devotion to pushing an agenda, he had carelessly gotten the facts wrong.

Here’s what Coburn said in context:

“We have a leader who has a personality disorder,” Coburn told The New York Times [in 2017]. “But he’s done what he actually told the people he was going to do, and they’re not going to abandon him.”

As for the overheated rhetoric in the deleted tweets, that apparently came from Jeff Flake, who no one but an MSM journalist could mistake for Tom Coburn.

R.I.P. Tom Coburn, who will be missed. Let’s hope Rand Paul recovers from COVID-19 and continues to pick up where Coburn left off regarding exposing government waste.

Also greatly missed are the establishment media’s lost professionalism and credibility.

On a tip from StephaneDumas.

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