CNN, The Hill Fail to Issue Corrections to False Story Claiming Melania Trump Violated Children’s Hospital Mask Policy

Media outlets including CNN and The Hill failed to correct a story that falsely alleged First Lady Melania Trump violated mask rules at a children’s hospital in Washington, D.C. by reading a book to its patients.

“First lady Melania Trump broke stated mask policy at Children’s National Hospital Tuesday when she removed her mask to read a holiday book to children,” CNN’s Betsy Klein claimed in her network’s version of the story, written shortly after the event took place. A version aggregated by The Hill’s Joseph Choi echoed the claim Tuesday afternoon, claiming, “First Lady Melania Trump took off her mask to read to children at the Children’s National Hospital on Tuesday, breaking
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