BBC News has dangerously misheard President Donald Trump during his recent speech to the United Nations General Assembly.
The President told the Assembly, “Last month we began reimposing hard-hitting nuclear sanctions that had been lifted under the Iran deal. Additional sanctions will resume November 5th and more will follow.”
But that’s not what the public broadcaster heard. Instead the official BBC News (World) Twitter account incorrectly claimed: “Donald Trump tells UN General Assembly ‘war will follow’ after his decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran, who he accuses of ‘slaughter in Syria and Yemen.’”
Almost an hour later BBC News realised their mistake and tweeted: “Clarification: Donald Trump’s actual words appear to be ‘more will follow.”
Clarification: @realDonaldTrump’s actual words appear to be “more will follow”#honestmistake
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 25, 2018
Paul Joseph Watson responded to the original tweet saying, “Yet another example of actual, dangerous, fake news, while they all point the finger at independent media for fake news. And taxpayers pay for this crap.”
Then delete it! Why is that tweet still there?
No wonder you and the rest of MSM are being called fake news!!
— Jane O'brien (@Jane0brien) September 25, 2018
Nearly 12 hours after posting an incorrect tweet saying that Trump threatened Iran that, after sanctions, "war will follow", BBC News hasn't removed it—despite since tweeting the correction that what Trump, in fact, said was "more will follow".
— Damian Counsell (@DamCou) September 26, 2018