White House Correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks and CNN analyst April Ryan was taken to task this week by one of her employers, CNN. Ryan claimed that President Trump was booed on the South Lawn while delivering remarks during his celebration of America, which was held in lieu of the Philadelphia Eagles ceremony, which was canceled.
In a now-deleted tweet, Ryan said, “Breaking: Reporters on the South Lawn have confirmed the @realDonaldTrump was heckled and booed when he came out to celebrate America.”
This was completely false. There was a heckler who shouted at the president. And HE was booed for doing so. This lie was so egregious, even CNN White House Producer Noah Gray called her out:
This is not true. There was a protester who shouted at Trump and was booed. https://t.co/6zOSCifHFi
— Noah Gray (@NoahGrayCNN) June 5, 2018
This embarrassing correction caused Ryan to delete her tweet and issue this correction:
The original breaking boo tweet was deleted as reporters on the South Lawn who told of the booign and heckling did not see all of what happened on the other side of the lawn. After the tape was watched the heckler was booed not @realDonaldTrump
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) June 5, 2018
But the damage was already done. This is a common tactic of the liberal media. They put out whatever they want then issue a correction long after people have accepted it as truth and moved on. She was rightly called out for it too:
Meanwhile, your original tweet-lie has spread around the Internet far more than your correction. I'm so sick of you MSM people in a bigger hurry to get out a Trump-bashing story than to get out a correct story.
— Ross Kaminsky (@Rossputin) June 5, 2018
You knew that from the beginning. So did the producer. Yet you chose to run with what you did. You fail at the very thing you were hired to do. Report. Are you an opinion journalist?
— Rod Nelson (@mr_rod_nelson) June 5, 2018
Funny how @AprilDRyan never made these mistakes with Obama, either.
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) June 5, 2018
Weird how you never make mistakes that put POTUS in a good light. Almost like you’re shamelessly dishonest or something. https://t.co/vs4ktNMiUw
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) June 5, 2018