Yesterday President Trump tweeted out an obviously photoshopped image and meme created by the Daily Wire, a conservative news outlet run by Ben Shapiro. It features President Trump placing a "Medal of Honor" on Conan, the dog who hunted down ISIS leader al-Baghdadi before his death in Syria over the weekend.
AMERICAN HERO! pic.twitter.com/XCCa2sGfsZ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2019
Right on que, the White House Press Corps and the broader Democrat media complex went into a meltdown and started "fact checking" the photo.
I've requested details from the @WhiteHouse on this photo.— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) October 30, 2019
There was no such canine event on today's @POTUS schedule but there is a Medal of Honor ceremony set here for later today for an active duty Green Beret. https://t.co/NESINT9J4b
A WH official said "the dog is not at the WH." https://t.co/eJLqBMyKna— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 30, 2019
What would we ever do without the NYT pic.twitter.com/wPFIVmdj1Z— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) October 30, 2019
The Washington Post went through the effort to get in touch with the Daily Wire and demanded to know if they made the meme. The Daily Wire's response was wholly appropriate.
So, WaPo asked my business partner, @jeremydboreing, about our Medal of Honor dog meme. His glorious response is screencapped below. Their report then suggested Jeremy refused to answer questions about the picture. Um, no. We just think you’re being f***ing insane. pic.twitter.com/pEyOH96hEr— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 31, 2019
Yes, we created the meme. Yes, it is a joke. Yes, you people are also jokes. Please feel free to quote both me and Jeremy on this.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 31, 2019
What. The. Hell?— Jeremy Boreing (@JeremyDBoreing) October 30, 2019
These people have lost their minds.
The photo is not faked. "Faked" implies anyone was supposed to believe that this ridiculous photo was real and not just funny.
No human thinks that, except the New York Times - a former newspaper. https://t.co/YPl8Ty4sYJ
The Washington Post just discovered the internet. https://t.co/ZnpjEy6lPw— Jeremy Boreing (@JeremyDBoreing) October 30, 2019
Super serious "journalism."
I genuinely can't believe journalists are fact-checking a photoshopped dog-getting-a-medal image that has a logo from @benshapiro's website on it ... and holding the White House responsible as though it was intended to falsely portray a real event.— David Martosko (@dmartosko) October 30, 2019
You're not helping, guys
And now, after an entire day of the media making fools of themselves, President Trump has won again:
Thank you Daily Wire. Very cute recreation, but the “live” version of Conan will be leaving the Middle East for the White House sometime next week! https://t.co/Z1UfhxsSpT— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2019