The press has had a rough 24 hours and they only have themselves to blame.

First, there was the telephone game turned Washington Post report, suggesting Trump called a handful of developing countries “shitholes.” Trump denies the claims.

Evidently, that wasn’t embarrassment enough. Shortly thereafter, unconfirmed reports suggested American ambassadors to Haiti and Panama resigned as a result ShitholeGate.

Except currently, we have no ambassador to Haiti.

So widespread was the disinformation, that the State Department issued a statement correcting the record.


Then there was this tweet (now deleted) from an MSNBC segment editor, claiming our ambassador to Panama resigned in the aftermath of ShitholeGate:

Only he didn’t resign because of ShitholeGate:

“Phrasing was misleading”? Is that what we call contrived, unconfirmed reporting now?

Meanwhile, MSNBC is still pretending they’re right:


Never let a good story get in the way of the truth, they always say (probably).