BREAKING: PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SHOT A MAN ON 5TH AVENUE
This is one of the more outrageous unverified claims made by a bitter former aide who is currently promoting her new book and keeps finding ways to get herself in the headlines.
The above is essentially the kind of reporting that the New York Time’s Maggie Haberman has done to cover a claim made by former White House aide and reality star Omarosa Manigault Newman, whose upcoming tell-all book is getting itself a whole lot of press this week, despite not even having been released yet.
Liberty Unyielding reports that Under the enticing headline “Trump Used Racial Slur During ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ Former White House Aide Says,” Haberman outright admits the claims are most likely completely bogus while simultaneously dangling the yarn in front of the reader, writing in her opening paragraph:
President Trump frequently used the word “n***er”[Haberman spelled it out] while he was the host of the reality television show “Celebrity Apprentice,” and there are tapes that can confirm it, according to a new memoir by one of Mr. Trump’s former White House advisers, Omarosa Manigault Newman.
The claims, based on hearsay, are among the more explosive and unverified ones that Ms. Manigault Newman makes in the book, “Unhinged.” It was first reported by the British newspaper The Guardian, which had an early copy.
So, she’s essentially saying “this is most likely untrue, but if it were, can you imagine the impact?” This is a tactic recently employed by a kooky left-wing conspiracy theorist who claimed that Trump was educated in Russia as a young man to be a deep cover spy who really had nothing but an active imagination to back his claims, saying we need to “take seriously some of these low probability, high impact scenarios.”
There’s a chance that Maggie Haberman shares these concerns, but what is more likely is that she’s simply willing to publish anything that slanders Trump, even if it’s entirely untrue.
Most readers only read headlines, and Haberman knows it.