#1 Bias alert: Newsweek mocked for misleading headline about Melania Trump’s decision to remove historic tree by ThirstyMan 28.12.2017 02:47

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Newsweek published a misleading headline on Tuesday that claimed First Lady Melania Trump demanded a historic Jackson magnolia tree be removed from the White House grounds, but it failed to mention that experts recommended the tree’s removal because it could fall down at any moment.

“Melania Trump orders removal of the near-200-year-old tree from the White House,” Newsweek tweeted from its verified Twitter account. The same text is used as the headline for the story, which is essentially fake news and paints Melania Trump as a tree-hating villain.

The First Lady did order the historic tree to be removed, but only after specialists determined that it needed to be removed. The tree has long been supported by poles and wires and posed a hazard for anyone standing near it.

“Newsweek's bias and disdain for the First Lady and our administration was on full display when they actively chose to use a false headline instead of practicing responsible journalism. This is why Americans' trust and confidence in mass media continues to fall,” - Melania Trump Communications Director Stephanie Grisham

Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor mocked the publication for partaking in the “usual war on Trump” that has become a hobby of the mainstream media.

“They either find something to attack him on or they just make it up,” Gainor told Fox News. “Remember, Newsweek sold several years ago for $1. It appears the buyers were cheated.”
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The magazine has issued at least 20 corrections in 2017 and even has a page on its website dedicated to its mistakes – however it has not been updated since September. The magazine admitted to over 50 mistakes in 2016 and recently issued an embarrassing retraction about a story that falsely detailed the life of the Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend with salacious information that turned out to be fake news.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/...toric-tree.html

#2 RE: Bias alert: Newsweek mocked for misleading headline about Melania Trump’s decision to remove historic tree by Cincinnatus 28.12.2017 04:19

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When it comes to Trump the media is simply pathetic, not only in regard to this misleading headline, but also because this Jackson magnolia tree was planted by noted racist and slave owner Andrew Jackson who wanted to please his wife Rachel who loved magnolias. So you see Melania not only removed a diseased tree but struck a blow against white supremacy, a fact for which she gets no credit.

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