Remember, fake news is just news that you do not want to be reported
Courtesy of The Hill:
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is threatening to take legal action against The Associated Press over a report from the wire service about an incident on his book tour.
Spicer’s attorney Michael Bowe said in a statement Saturday night that the AP “recklessly republished a categorically false accusation about Sean Spicer.”
“The claim is a lie. Absent an immediate retraction, Mr. Spicer will take legal action Monday,” Bowe said.
It’s a lie?
Here is how the AP characterized the episode:
Spicer was at a book signing in Middletown on Friday to promote his new book reflecting on his time at the press podium for President Donald Trump.
Alex Lombard, who was standing behind a small group of people waiting in line to meet Spicer and get him to sign the book, called out Spicer’s name and said they went to Portsmouth Abbey School together. Spicer waved to him and said, “Hey. Yeah. How are you?”
Lombard, a Newport native who now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, then accused Spicer of calling him the N-word and trying to fight him when they were at school.
“You don’t remember that you tried to fight me?” Lombard asked. “But you called me a (N-word) first.”
A security guard approached Lombard and led him away as he kept talking: “I was 14 then. I was a scared kid then, Sean. I’m not scared to fight you now.”
A here is the incident caught on tape.
(The action starts around the 21-second mark.)
Okay, so what did the AP get wrong?
This is the problem with members, and former members, of the Trump Administration, they seem to think that any news that places them in a bad light is somehow false.
No Spicey, the light is not bad, it is revelatory. And what it reveals about you is what we have known about those who associate with Donald Trump all along.