CNN contributor Joe Lockhart admitted to making up a conversation between two Republican Senators today on Twitter.
Isn’t this something Twitter suspends people for?
Ok maybe I made up the convo, but you know that’s exactly what they’re thinking.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) January 22, 2020
CNN political analyst and former Clinton White House official Joe Lockhart admitted on Wednesday that he made up a conversation between two Republican senators that he claimed were stunned about what they were learning during President Donald Trump’s Senate trial.
Lockhart tweeted: “Overheard convo between two Republican Senators who only watch Fox News. ‘is this stuff real? I haven’t heard any of this before. I thought it was all about a server. If half the stuff Schiff is saying is true, we’re up shit’s creek. Hope the White House has exculpatory evidence.[‘]”
After some time passed, Lockhart added a second tweet to his first tweet, writing, “Ok maybe I made up the convo, but you know that’s exactly what they’re thinking.”
Republican National Committee (RNC) Rapid Response Director Steve Guest also noted that self-described Washington Post “conservative blogger” Jennifer Rubin, who is really a leftist, promoted Lockhart’s fabricated quote on her Twitter account. More
Is Joe Lockhart sorry enough to delete the original tweet, which is still racking up likes as it gets passed around?
Well，that’s pretty irresponsible from someone with a verified check mark.
— Real JR from CA (@realJRfromCA) January 22, 2020
I knew he was making it up when I read it. Was obviously ridiculous
— Ian MacNeal (@Ian_MacNeal) January 22, 2020
No, really? Who would have guessed that a journo from CNN would…never mind.
— realPierreDelecto (@RealDelecto) January 22, 2020
Fabricated. Misrepresented. Stop giving them a pass. They outright LIED!
— TRes Gable (@TresTres62) January 22, 2020
He’s a big fan of the Adam Schiff Acting Method.
— SupeDad (@SupeDaddy) January 22, 2020
But he has sheeples that will believe it so he is still patting himself on the back. Journalism is dead.
— Fawn Stoner (@fawnie14) January 22, 2020
Incredible what hate can do to people who allow that feeling to control them.
— Anabel G Palmer (@AGMP85) January 22, 2020
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It’s what they do. Adam Schiff did the same when he “quoted” President Trump. They make stuff up and their followers lap it up.
— Caryn Gilliam (@carynatwood) January 22, 2020
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