NBC adds ‘correction’ to another major anti-Trump ‘bombshell’

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Whoops, they did it again!

Less than 24 hours after NBCUniversal’s MSNBC came under fire for running an unverified, spurious report about President Donald Trump, the media conglomerate again beclowned via an NBC reporter shared fake news about the president’s latest policy.

In fairness to NBCUniversal, however, almost every other mainstream media outlet shared the exact same fake news about a new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ policy concerning how children born to U.S. service members overseas will be classified.

In a since-deleted tweet posted Wednesday afternoon, NBC News national security reporter Ken Dilanian specifically claimed that “[a]s of October 29, children born to U.S. service members outside of the U.S. will no longer be automatically considered citizens. Parents will have to apply for citizenship for their the [sic] children in those situations.”

Source: Jason Howerton

Fact-check: FALSE.

As he himself explained in a correction posted nearly an hour later, the new rule will only apply in very limited circumstances.

“Correction: Experts who have looked at new USCIS policy say it applies if a service member adopts a child overseas, but children born to service members on deployment would still automatically get citizenship. I deleted tweets with the incorrect info,” he wrote.

But he was still partly wrong.

Now, children born to U.S. service members and government employees who are not yet themselves U.S. citizens, while abroad, will not be considered as residing in the U.S., changing the way that they potentially receive citizenship,” Task & Purpose has confirmed.

Children who are not U.S. citizens and are adopted by U.S. service members while living abroad will also no longer receive automatic citizenship by living with the U.S. citizen adopted parents.”

Acting USCIS Ken Cuccinelli provided further clarification.

“The policy manual update today does not affect who is born a U.S. citizen, period,” he wrote in a series of tweets. “It only affects children who were born outside the US and were not US citizens. This does NOT impact birthright citizenship.”

“The policy update doesn’t deny citizenship to the children of US gov employees or members of the military born abroad. This policy aligns USCIS’ process with the Department of State’s procedures for these children – that’s it. Period. US laws allow children to acquire US citizenship other than through birth in the US. Children born outside of the US to a US citizen parent or parents may be US citizens at birth under INA 301 or 309, or before age 18 through their US citizen parent(s) under INA 320.”

So the rule will apply to two sets of service members: Those who aren’t yet U.S. citizens themselves, and those who’ve adopted a non-citizen child.

Moreover, and more importantly, both sets will still have the opportunity to apply for citizenship for their children. These are the facts. Unfortunately, these facts were ignored by a large swath of the mainstream media:

A number of the figures seen above are considered to be so-called “award-winning investigative journalists.” Yet as self-described “journalists,” they all failed in their most basic duty.

This fiasco comes amid a new Rasmussen Reports poll that found that an overwhelming 78 percent majority of voters believe “that what reporters do with political news is promote their agenda.”

“They think they use incidents as props for their agenda rather than seeking accurately record what happened,” the pollster’s founder, Scott Rasmussen, said in an interview earlier this month with actual award-winning investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson.

“Only 14% think that a journalist is actually reporting what happened. … If a reporter found out something that would hurt their favorite candidate, only 36% of voters think that they would report that.”

While the president hadn’t personally remarked about this latest failure as of Thursday, morning, he had posted quite a few tweets about the perpetually “fake news” media:


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