Dear NBC, this is what happens when you use a Leftist website as your source

This is what happens when you decide to use Leftist websites as sources for your stories. We’re looking at you, NBC.

Byron York delivered all of the details in a Washington Examiner piece.

New: Trump-Russia, by the (misleading) numbers. https://t.co/Y0hsql9CIA

— Byron York (@ByronYork) March 25, 2018

As the story indicates, NBC ran with information it obtained from a subsidiary of the (very Left-leaning) Center for American Progress:

NBC relied on a study by something called the Moscow Project, which is part of the lefty think tank Center for American Progress. On Thursday, the Project claimed there were “at least 70 known contacts between Trump’s team and Russia-linked operatives during the campaign and transition,” and that “in 81 percent of these cases, the House Intel committee obtained either no or partial information from the relevant Trump representative.”

As York’s report goes on to detail, the House Intelligence Committee did have information on those who had contact with Russian-linked operatives. So that 81 percent figure was just bogus.

NBC takes numbers from a left-wing think tank, runs with them as their own. They turn out to be wildly off base. —> https://t.co/90D1pfFCOd

— Brit Hume (@brithume) March 25, 2018

Before asking yourself how can something that wrong get published, just remember that it’s NBC. Enough said.

You saw NBC report that House Intel GOP ignored 81% of some sort of evidence in Trump Russia probe? It came from Center for American Progress, and you’ll be shocked to learn it’s very misleading: https://t.co/ydBMGcUhAu

— Byron York (@ByronYork) March 25, 2018

Without any shame, NBC just puts forward an allegation against Devin Nunes and the House Intelligence Committee that has no basis in reality.

What is the Moscow Project? And where did NBC get the idea that House Intel GOP ignored 81% of some sort of evidence in Trump-Russia probe? https://t.co/2wn7HMHhM4 pic.twitter.com/diFQGVtbRZ

— Byron York (@ByronYork) March 25, 2018

Don’t hold your breath that NBC is going to spend much time (if any) correcting its egregious error. Not that it would repair the damage that has already been done.

The only redeeming aspect of this is that since it was on NBC, there is a chance no one was watching.

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