Fake News networks along with Twitter users like Hillary Clinton shared a photo earlier this week, showing the White House with all the lights out in an effort to make President Trump look bad with the ongoing situation with the riots across America.
One problem. The circulating photo was from 2015 when former President Barack Obama was in office. Just more fake news.
This isn’t the only piece of information that was conveniently left out. The White House lights go out every night at 11pm anyways.
Check out what the Federalist reported:
There is just one problem: the photo was not from last Sunday. In fact, it was not from the Trump administration at all, but rather a stock photo from 2015. It was uploaded to Getty Images, a stock photo compilation site, in December of 2015, but has been passed off to be a photo taken during the rioting. The stock photo was edited further to increasingly darken the image for the greatest possible dramatic effect, and “manipulated to remove the lit lantern,” an AP Fact Check reports.
Furthermore, the lights at the White House go off every night at 11:00 p.m., not just during riots or protests.
The actual pictures from the evening in question show the inside lights were turned off, but the illuminating lights continued to shine. The allegedly dark White House photo was reported by many media sources including Forbes, Vox, the New York Times, and Slate.
“As the nation was rocked by waves of protests, the White House went dark on Sunday night,” Vox wrote.
The sight of a darkened White House against the burning backdrop of DC makes for an effective image, but it simply wasn’t the case.
Democrats and their lapdogs in the media are doing anything they can to portray the President as an evil dictator. In response to President Trump’s Rose Garden speech on Monday, CNN host Don Lemon claimed America was on the edge of having a dictator.
“For this very moment that just happened right before our eyes, why were we pretending otherwise? Open your eyes, America. Open your eyes. We are teetering on a dictatorship,” he said. “This is chaos. Has the president — I’m listening, is the president declaring war on Americans? What is happening here? He is saying that he wants to protect peaceful protesters at the same time sending law enforcement and military into the streets to push peaceful protesters back, to be aggressive with peaceful protesters. He is doing the exact opposite of what he said in that speech.”
Fake News networks along with Twitter users like Hillary Clinton shared a photo earlier this week, showing the White House with all the lights out in an effort …