Fake News: Media Reports State Dept. ‘Mass Resignation,’ Officials Actually Fired

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John Hayward

Today’s Fake News freakout began with a buzzing swarm of headlines about “mass resignations” by the “entire senior level of management officials” at the State Department resigning in some stunning act of protest against President Trump.

Before long, we learned we were talking about four peopleand they did not resign, they were fired.

“The State Department’s Entire Senior Management Team Just Resigned,” gasped the Washington Postprompting a ripple of secondary headlines across mediaspace. Some of those headlines were a bit more cautious, such as the Jerusalem Post reporting that the State Department team resigned “in a possibly coordinated walkout.”

As it turns out, that “walkout” was coordinated by the Trump administration:

Breaking: Four top @StateDept Mgmt officials all fired by Trump admin, part of effort to “clean house” – officials tell @eliselabottcnn

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