Eric Umansky, deputy managing editor of ProPublica and the man behind a series of 15 tweets to Press Secretary Sean Spicer Monday evening, joins guest host Joe Amditis of the Center for Cooperative Media to talk about how professionals journalist go about fact-checking statements and other information especially as it trickles down via official channels of information. Yesterday, ProPublica reported on a change to President Trump’s trust that allows him to pull money from his businesses whenever he wants, without publicly disclosing the transaction. Since then, Press Secretary Sean Spicer went on the defensive, and said he was not aware of any changes to the document and just because “a left-wing blog” reported it, doesn’t mean it actually happened. ProPublica responded with a series of 15 tweets linking to the actual clause that was changed and providing evidence that ProPublica has a history of holding all those in power accountable.
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