Leave it to Jimmy Kimmel to spread fake news.
Let’s face it, all of the late-night comics are goons who have nothing better to do than viciously attack President Donald Trump, but Kimmel is inarguably exponentially worse than his peers because he wears it as a badge of honor.
And Jimmy Kimmel was up to his same old fake news tactics after he was just busted for sharing this doctored video of Vice President Mike Pence.
The worst part about the nationwide spread of fake news at mainstream networks like CNN and MSNBC is how many of their liberal counterparts pick up their stories and run with them without actually fact checking.
They take President Trump’s words of out context, put words in his mouth, or just make up quotes out of thin air desperately hoping the audience will buy their lies.
Around the time Trump defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 General Election, a meme spread like wildfire across the internet, which alleged that Trump told People magazine in 1998 that “If I were to run, I’d run as a Republican. They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they’d still eat it up. I bet the numbers would be terrific.”
The only problem with that quote is Trump never said anything like it.
It was spread across social media and shared at liberal “news” institutions without doing any due diligence. This is why the mainstream media is a joke.
Nowadays, part of that mainstream media machine are late night talk shows led by Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O’Brien. These late-night hosts are quasi-comedians, but over the last several years, they’ve apparently become political experts.
Kimmel is probably the worst of the group when having cognitive dissonance about his role in politics.
And he just recently proved he’s a big part of the mainstream media machine that spreads fake news like when he shared a deceptively edited video of Vice President Mike Pence carrying boxes of personal protective equipment (PPE’s) at a health care facility.
Two weeks ago, Pence was seen at a healthcare facility in Alexandria, Virginia conversing with another helper when he said, “Well, can I carry the empty ones? Just for the camera?”
Kimmel shared the video while adding, “Mike Pence pretending to carry empty boxes of PPE’s into a hospital is the perfect metaphor for who he is and what he’s doing — a big box of nothing delivering another box of nothing.”
However, after further investigation – something liberals are incapable of doing – the original footage clearly shows Pence was joking in this moment before closing the van door and leaving the empty boxes he was referring to.
And sometimes, as twisted fate would have it, liberal mainstream news journalists actually set the record straight.
NBC News investigative reporter Emmanuelle Saliba tweeted: “I went back to the original @cspan footage and sounds like @VP was making a joke about the empty boxes. He doesn’t carry those last boxes. He shuts the van doors and turns to speak CEO of @fedresources.”
Also, BuzzFeed deputy director of breaking news, David Mack, pointed out, “The clip cuts out at a selective point. When you watch the CSPAN footage (9 min in), Pence makes the crack about carrying the empty ones and the guy says ‘Absolutely. They’re a lot easier!’ Pence laughs then immediately shuts the van door.”
In other words, the context Kimmel assigned to this situation couldn’t have been further from the truth. Kimmel intentionally shared this video to drive his anti-Trump narrative.
They don’t care if it’s not true so long as they make you believe it.