CFP: You’ve probably heard today some variation the idea that “fact checkers are shredding Donald Trump’s story” about having seen people in New Jersey celebrating 9/11. This is one of these stories that liberals claim has been “debunked” because a conservative says it happened and they can’t independently confirm it.
It must be a lie!
Or, maybe, possibly, these liberal “fact checkers” are just not very good at their jobs. Powerline Blog’s Hindraker noted that after the dinosaur media announced their inability to confirm Trump’s tale, he thought he’d give it a go:
So NPR, the New York Times and the Associated Press searched contemporaneous news accounts and could find no evidence of Muslim-Americans cheering in Jersey City. That’s odd. Because it took me less than two minutes to find this story from the Washington Post dated September 18, 2001 . . .
If you want to read the entire Post story, you can do so here. You can quibble if you want with the details of Trump’s recollection – whether there were really “thousands” or a much smaller number, but as Rob pointed out earlier when we were talking instead of working, if that’s what your quibble comes down to, you haven’t exactly caught Trump in the yuuuuuuuge lie that the media’s headlines would imply. more