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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Reporters Spread False Rumor That Golden State Warriors Will Refuse Trump Invite

A tweet claiming that the NBA champion Golden State Warriors would refuse to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House went viral Tuesday, despite presenting zero evidence.

Stockbroker and CNBC personality Josh Brown tweeted that the Warriors would skip the White House visit, citing "reports." He said the team made a "unanimous" decision on the issue.

When asked which reports he was alluding to, Brown said that he had seen verified Twitter accounts making the claim. But when pressed, he admitted he could not find those tweets again and wondered if they had been deleted.

Later, Brown cited a tweet from a self-described "world's top celebrity expert" as evidence.

But that tweet was sent at 8:00 a.m. ET while Brown's message was sent at 7:10 a.m. ET, making it impossible for it to have been Brown's source.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

No great loss if they don't go. Would just go to show the mentality of them.

Anonymous said...

Why does anyone even believe anything in a Tweet? It seems that the most remarkable ones are statements of not well thought out knee jerk reaction to both rumors and facts (including unverified facts) that get readers usually unnecessarily hopped up to respond.
I would include the President's Tweets, which often contain information that I would share with insiders for a reaction and debate, but not to the general public until the potentially damaging goofiness is put to rest.

Anonymous said...

The level of Disrespect for Trump is horrendous. The media is inundated with vicious, resentful liberal hacks.They are fueling the fires that caused the Virginia shooting.They fuel the fires of riots and stupid people protesting.They are really too powerful and need to be regulated.It seems they will go to any lengths to sell thier crap to the unitelligencia in America.All they seem to want to do is create news not report news.