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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Press Pours Resources Into Investigating Nine-Year-Old's Letter to Trump

Tom Blumer  . . . "Just a few examples of over-the-top skepticism included the following:
  • Mediaite's Jonathan Levine: "Ok. Serious question. Is Pickle real?" Levine tried to backtrack away from his "serious question" later by joking in a separate tweet, "Look ... I won't rest until I've seen a birth certificate" You're not fooling anyone, Jon — not even your own staff.
  • Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham: "Pickle's actually a 45-year-old trucker from Iowa."
  • Matt Berman at Buzzfeed used the fact that Pickle had asked how much money the President has as an excuse to claim that "Pickle demands ... (Trump's) tax returns."
  • A journalist at the UK Mirror claimed that “There is no record in the index of US newspaper birth announcements for a Dylan Harbin between 2007 and 2009.”
"It soon became obvious that a number of tweeters, including many in the press, weren't joking as they questioned Pickle's existence. Ultimately, the Washington Post put reporter Monica Hess on the case: . . ."

Did a 9-year-old called ‘Pickle’ really write that letter to Trump? Yep, he’s real.

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