Fox News on Sunday published a story falsely accusing MSNBC of completely ignoring the Kate Steinle murder case by devoting “0 minutes” to the verdict, but a simple internet search revealed that the news network covered the verdict multiple times.
In a tweet from the official Fox News account, the network declared: “‘0 Minutes’: MSNBC Ignores Kate Steinle Trial Verdict,” and linked to an article which said the network had “ignored the case’s verdict altogether.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 4, 2017
MSNBC reported on the verdict of the trial and President Trump’s response several times, according to videos and transcripts of the segment.
A simple search of transcript archive TV Eyes reveals that MSNBC covered the story three specific times on Friday.
The story was also featured on Sunday during MSNBC Live.
Using resources anyone can use, it took me less than 5 min to fact check that on Friday MSNBC's First Look reported on the verdict and @SRuhle mentioned the story in the preview of her 9 AM MSNBC newscast. pic.twitter.com/63P6A6pzFS
— Richard W. (@IceManNYR) December 4, 2017
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) December 4, 2017
During a Monday morning appearance on Fox & Friends, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway peddled the Fox News lie from a day earlier, claiming: “MSNBC didn’t even cover the Kate Steinle murder verdict. Not a single minute, even according to your graphic.”
Last week, President Trump proposed the creation of a “fake news trophy,” but said he would not include Fox News in the competition because they are honest in their coverage.
“We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!” Trump tweeted.
We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2017