Fake News, Ivanka Trump, Media propaganda, Saudi Arabia, The Women Entrepreneurs Fund, Twitter, Wall Street Journal
Should we be surprised that the mainstream media, WALL STREET JOURNAL, would have in its employ a reporter/creator of fake news.
As is the case of reporter Rebecca Ballhaus who dispatched a tweet misrepresenting her article, “Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. Pledge $100 Million To Word Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund.”
Ballhaus, a propagandist inferred in a tweet that Ivanka Trump was engaging in pay to play scam (not true) which was picked up by the pathological liars on the left who attacked the Trumps, called for resignations, the usual fake news without fact checking.
The Daily Caller by Alex Pfeiffer
The false story started with a Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca Ballhaus misrepresenting an article from her own outlet. The story, “Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. Pledge $100 Million To Word Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund,” says that the president’s daughter proposed the creation of the fund, but “Ms.Trump doesn’t control it or raise money for it.”
Ballhaus, however, said in a tweet that it was “Ivanka’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund.” Reporters ended up picking up on the tweet, and CNN’s Jim Sciutto wrote, “This is virtually identical to what Trump and others in GOP criticized Clinton Foundation for.” His tweet received nearly 10,000 retweets[…]
The Clintons? Really? No, the Trumps are nothing like the Clintons. The article was picked up by The Hill and Market Watch among others only too thrilled to push a lie.
After the fool’s parade, Market Watch posted the following note.
Although Ivanka Trump was behind the idea of the World Bank fund, she reportedly doesn’t control it or raise money for it
(Editor’s note, updating Saturday report: The World Bank on Sunday confirmed the $100 million pledge at its event attended by Ivanka Trump.)
It is time to start suing these pigs. Their intent is to do irrevocable harm.
UPDATE: It is now being reported by Townhall.com, WSJ attempted to correct the misconception.
Wall Street Journal contributor Sohrab Ahmari could only roll his eyes as he tried to correct the misconception.
In fact, if you click on the piece in question, the fact is right there in the opening paragraph.
The World Bank announced Sunday at an event with Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and senior White House adviser, that Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have pledged a combined $100 million to a fund that will assist women entrepreneurs and small business owners.
To summarize: The Women Entrepreneurs Fund is being championed by Ivanka, but it’s not her charity.
Cross-posted on Wow! Magazine.