Popular conservative journalist Mike Cernovich, despite being dubbed “fake news” by a number of mainstream media outlets apparently beat them all to what is likely a major story of the day.
In a report last night, Cernovich wrote, “Susan Rice, who served as the National Security Adviser under President Obama, has been identified as the official who requested unmasking of incoming Trump officials, Cernovich Media can exclusively report.”
Cernovich went on to report that the New York Times knew of this information but chose to sit on it “rather than admit Trump had been vindicated.”
He singled out New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman in particular, stating she had the story for 48 hours but chose to “sit on it in an effort to protect the reputation of former President Barack Obama.”
According to The Daily Caller, quoting a New York Times spokeswoman, the outlet denies Cernovich’s claim concerning Haberman.
Cernovich’s report caused quite a stir following its publishing last night but was apparently not acknowledged by any major news outlet until Bloomberg published a piece confirming his claims – without mentioning him specifically – this morning.
Following the story’s release this morning, Cernovich has touted his breaking of this story as a major victory for independent media.
Check the time stamp fam. I broke this story. Score one for the good guys. 👌🔥🦍 https://t.co/8vx9SqYffK
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) April 3, 2017
Many of Cernovich’s followers have subsequently joined the celebration.
— ????????USA OVER PARTY (@michaelbeatty3) April 3, 2017
— Kay Taylor (@KayTaylor3) April 3, 2017
@Cernovich Cowards. I didn’t even read the thing, just did a search for Cernovich in the report and nothing. No credit huh?
— Truth (@RedestPill) April 3, 2017
@Cernovich they are playing catch up!
— USALovesTrump ???????? (@galaxyclass9) April 3, 2017
— Andrew ???????? (@apDuneman) April 3, 2017
Popular conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh apparently even gave Cernovich a shout out on his show.
@Cernovich Rush just gave you credit in the opening monologue ????????????????????????
— KimberlySAnderson (@TheMillionHeir) April 3, 2017
@Cernovich Mike. Maybe you should go back on 60 mins and tell them how to do investigative journalism ????????
— The E Man (@DETECTIVE4LIFE) April 3, 2017
@Cernovich This is legit career making. Our humble Twitter hero breaking the biggest scandal while multi-billion dollar news agencies look like fools.
— TRUMP MAFIA (@thetrumpmafia) April 3, 2017
See Mike Cernovich being called a fake news journalist by CBS’s Scott Pelley – and his response – below.