Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Latest Scandal: Trump Shares ‘Faked’ Image of Hero Dog

 

One of the DC press corps’ constant demands is that they be taken seriously. Very seriously. This would be easier if the journalists in question took their work seriously. The latest silliness was the media’s reaction to a lighthearted Photoshop Donald Trump shared on social media Wednesday.

The President noticed the bipartisan celebration of the service dog who helped take down al-Baghdadi, so he joined in on the fun. Originally created by the Daily Wire, the image showed Trump placing a paw-print medal over the heroic Belgian Malinois with the caption “AMERICAN HERO!”

Super-serious journalists were shocked.

The madness culminated with the “paper of record” investigating the scandal and condemning the “faked photo.”

The White House hasn’t been caught in a firestorm like this since he tweeted about Greenland. If journalism wants to be taken seriously, be serious. Just not too serious.

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  1. DrewInWisconsin, Negative Infl… Coolidge

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    • October 30, 2019, at 3:29 PM PDT
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  2. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Trump could cure HIV and would get called anti gay

    • #2
    • October 30, 2019, at 3:34 PM PDT
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  3. Percival Thatcher
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    DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey (View Comment):

    Jim Acosta, ace reporter.

    Hey, Jimmy, do you see the medal hanging from the ribbon? It’s a dog’s paw, Jimmy. The photo is what smart people call a joke. Maybe you could try telling a joke, instead of just being one.

    What a derp.

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    • October 30, 2019, at 3:50 PM PDT
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  4. Casey Way Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey (View Comment):

    Jim Acosta, ace reporter.

    Hey, Jimmy, do you see the medal hanging from the ribbon? It’s a dog’s paw, Jimmy. The photo is what smart people call a joke. Maybe you could try telling a joke, instead of just being one.

    What a derp.

    Grade “A”Derp.

    • #4
    • October 30, 2019, at 4:04 PM PDT
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  5. Vance Richards Member
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    CNN EXCLUSIVE: We Have reason to Believe the Following Photo May Have Been Doctored . . .

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    • October 30, 2019, at 4:47 PM PDT
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  6. Franco Member
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    Casey Way (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey (View Comment):

    Jim Acosta, ace reporter.

    Hey, Jimmy, do you see the medal hanging from the ribbon? It’s a dog’s paw, Jimmy. The photo is what smart people call a joke. Maybe you could try telling a joke, instead of just being one.

    What a derp.

    Grade “A”Derp.

    He has no sense of humor. These are some of the worst people on the planet. Acosta literally lacks a sense of humor. People who lack a sense of humor generally lack a whole constellation of related qualities. They tend to be very self-righteous and unforgiving. They have a very dark view of human nature, perhaps because they themselves hold deeply disturbing thoughts and believe others to be the same. 
    Run away from people who can’t understand jokes. They tend to be psychopaths.

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    • October 30, 2019, at 4:50 PM PDT
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  7. Vance Richards Member
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    Can you imagine being the person taking that call?

    “The dog, what dog? You’re seriously asking this? Really?”

    Anyway . . .

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    • October 30, 2019, at 4:54 PM PDT
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  8. sadiesmom Lincoln

    “disseminating a doctored image”….def. wins the Twitter’s! 

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    • October 30, 2019, at 4:57 PM PDT
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  9. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge

    Acosta beclowns himself.

    Tweets at 11.

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    • October 30, 2019, at 5:21 PM PDT
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  10. Judge Mental, Secret Chimp Member

    They should post another obvious Photoshop of Jim Acosta getting the medal, with the caption, “This one is obviously fake”.

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    • October 30, 2019, at 5:26 PM PDT
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  11. Zed11 Lincoln

    This slow-motion media car crash has so much quality hamburger. 

    • #11
    • October 30, 2019, at 5:42 PM PDT
    • 6 likes
  12. Percival Thatcher
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Can you imagine being the person taking that call?

    “The dog, what dog? You’re seriously asking this? Really?”

    They probably have an intern assigned to handle Acosta’s calls.

    Poor kid.

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    • October 30, 2019, at 7:42 PM PDT
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  13. JimGoneWild Coolidge

    I think the Russians doctored that photo to help reelect Trump.

    And the the dog is a Russian asset.

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    • October 30, 2019, at 9:47 PM PDT
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  14. JamesSalerno Coolidge

    This is very offensive to austere religious scholars in mourning, in all fairness…

     

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    • October 30, 2019, at 9:58 PM PDT
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  15. GlennAmurgis Coolidge

    you have to forgive MSM, this meme was the same level of sophistication of the Russian bots in 2016

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    • October 31, 2019, at 1:16 AM PDT
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  16. Songwriter Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    Trump could cure HIV and would get called anti gay

    There is no limit to the media’s willingness to say whatever they want to bash a Republican president. Remember how GW Bush was simultaneously a dolt and an evil genius?

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    • October 31, 2019, at 7:35 AM PDT
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