Media Slammed For Changing Article On Trump Rally: Initially Report Supporters Were Not Wearing Mask Then Change Photo

The Hill is facing criticism for omitting evidence and changing their report on President Trump’s most recent rally in North Carolina.

In their report, the Hill said Trump and his supporters who attended the rally did so “without masks” but their own featured image in the report showed the opposite — that many attendees were wearing the personal protective face masks in compliance with state and local health safety guidelines.

“Trump, supporters gather without masks in NC despite a request from local GOP official,” the outlet said in a tweet with a seemingly contradictory photo of Trump in front of an audience where many people were wearing masks.

People pointed out the error and the Hill made a change.

In a perfect world, the outlet would have admitted its mistake and revised the piece to reflect that the supporters wore masks—but they didn’t.

Instead, the outlet changed the featured photo.

Now, the Hill report no longer shows the supporters wearing masks.

They reported:

President Trump and scores of supporters gathered for a rally in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Tuesday without masks, despite the urging of a local Republican official and a state mandate.

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Dave Plyler, the GOP chairman of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, told The Winston-Salem Journal that he felt Trump should abide by Gov. Roy Cooper’s (D) order for individuals to wear a face covering when unable to socially distance.

“It’s been ordered by the governor,” Plyler told the news outlet. “When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in North Carolina, do as the governor says.”

Check it out, via Twitchy:

Again, many of the Trump supporters in attendance did wear masks.




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