ABC’s Photoshop Fail: Creates Fake Image to Promote Trump Interview

After being caught deceptively editing comments from former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer during a report on Monday’s Nightline, on Wednesday, ABC News was again embroiled in a fake news controversy after the network used a badly photoshopped image to promote World News Tonight anchor David Muir’s upcoming interview with President Trump.

The picture showed Trump looking out the window of the Oval Office in a pretty standard pose, however, outside that window there appeared to be a massive blizzard (Click on the image above to enlarge). The only problem? It hasn’t snowed in Washington D.C. in weeks and certainly no storm that intense has hit the area so far this winter. In fact, the weather on Wednesday was unseasonably warm – sunny and 60 degrees.

An ABC spokesperson told TVNewser: “When the marketing team created the promo, they included the wrong image by mistake. They updated it with a new photo as soon as they realized the error. We regret the mistake.

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Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen
Kyle Drennen is the Senior News Analyst for MRC