So either members of the once-respectable career of journalism are now so mentally challenged as to not comprehend the difference between 5,000 and 18,000….
Or they’re just effing liars. Okay, that’s a little harsh. Some of them are effing liars, and all the rest know this is the case but carefully avoid doing any kind of corroboration, so that if anyone calls them on making shit up, they can pretend it was all some kind of mistake. Nope. It’s one of those “accidentally on purpose” things.
Let me introduce an internet phrase:
PICS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN
It’s no surprise that the lies originated with the Obama campaign. Our president and his administration have a habit of lying to the American people. And the MSM is all too willing to aid and abet their lies, at least until the fake story starts going down in flames.
Of course, it’s not surprising that the very next Democratic president after Bill Clinton is an inveterate liar. Good ole Bill proved that lying shamelessly works, even after your lies are revealed to the public!