Journalists Spread Fake News About Trump Blowing Comey A Kiss

Alex Pfeiffer | White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump greeted FBI Director James Comey at a reception for first responders Sunday, but by reading the Twitter feeds of many prominent journalists one would think Trump blew Comey a kiss.

The author of an anti-Trump book, Richard Hine, spread the misinformation that Trump blew Comey a kiss by using a video of Trump greeting Comey without audio of the encounter.

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The audio of Trump greeting Comey clearly shows that Trump is saying “James,” and not blowing the FBI director a kiss.

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This did not matter, however, for the several journalists who spread the lie that Trump blew Comey a kiss.

Newsweek senior writer Kurt Eichenwald retweeted ThinkProgress Editor-in-Chief Judd Legum

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New Yorker contributing writer Ben Taub

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The Times Washington bureau chief Rhys Blakely 

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Slate writer Mark Joseph Stern

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New Republic editor Jeet Heer

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Upworthy writer Parker Molloy and Vox writer Matthew Yglesias

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Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten

 

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BuzzFeed world news editor Hayes Brown

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ThinkProgress justice editor Ian Millhiser

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New York magazine writer-at-large Jessie Singal

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GQ special correspondent Keith Olbermann

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