White House Chief of Staff John Kelly smiles as he takes questions from the media while addressing the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Twitter users on Monday lashed out at mainstream media outlets after it was reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had resigned.
On Monday, multiple outlets reported that Rosenstein was either had resigned or was expected to resign within hours.
But it soon became clear that Rosenstein still had his job and that the news was only White House spin. Raw Story also updated its report on Rosenstein after it became evident that the White House was behind the resignation claims.
Twitter users quickly saw through the media reports and accused outlets of repeating White House talking points.
Read some of the tweets below.
This whole Rosenstein news cycle feels like a misinformation campaign. Flooding social media with contradictory inf… https://t.co/FSxwxE6tQa— Melissa Ryan (@Melissa Ryan) 1537801957.0
There should be a general consensus in the media and elsewhere that Trump DOESN'T have cause to fire Rosenstein and… https://t.co/EdJpA7Yeyz— Seth Abramson (@Seth Abramson) 1537802498.0
You've been used, @nytmike. You along with the rest of the media focused on the sizzle, not the substance. The iss… https://t.co/LI4BZJV347— Michael Grant (@Michael Grant) 1537804277.0
Trump intentionally misleads the media with lies and false leaks, then blames the free press for being Fake News. M… https://t.co/fPkQjiJF1j— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD) 1537804695.0
Also, I am DEFINITELY cancelling my @nytimes subscription today - Pathetic how they either thought that using Rose… https://t.co/yZPB0MQeFA— Christopher French (@Christopher French) 1537805585.0
Axios instinctively regurgitated what a White House official told them, and ended up misinforming the public about… https://t.co/vxxERY5oaZ— Alex Kotch (@Alex Kotch) 1537805820.0
DC media: Get it together! Maybe part of using anonymous sources so much is considering whether they are passing on… https://t.co/oOOUz4RKGP— Jon Murray (@Jon Murray) 1537807289.0