President Donald Trump and mainstream American news media have often found themselves at odds with each other, with the commander-in-chief labeling any stories he disagrees with "fake news."
Since the month of December began, assorted major news media outlets have had to walk back a few news stories that were critical of the Trump administration.
These issues range from something like Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel tweeting a misleading photo of a Trump rally's crowd size to more serious stories about supposed evidence of Russian collusion.
"I don't think most people in the media fully grasp how dangerous this situation is, both in terms of preserving the Fourth Estate and in terms of preserving our jobs," wrote one CNN political commentator on The Daily Beast's website.
"My primary beef isn't with the reporters who make mistakes. It is with the media outlets and commentators who don't take these mistakes seriously."
What follows are five times so far this month that mainstream media outlets have given the Trump administration fuel for its "fake news" accusations.
Brian Ross' Error on Flynn Report
On Friday, Dec. 1, ABC News' Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross did a "special report" claiming that former national security advisor Michael Flynn was going to testify that then-candidate Donald Trump had ordered him to contact the Russians.
However, later that day ABC issued a correction stating that the attempt to communicate with the Russians actually came after the election, which conflicted with the accusation of campaign interference.
On Saturday, Dec. 2, ABC released a statement announcing that Ross was suspended for four weeks due to his error, adding that his initial story "had not been fully vetted through our editorial standards process."
CNN Backtracks on Sessions Report
In May, CNN reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose two meetings with a Russian official when he filled out his security clearance form.
CNN reported that while "a federal official is not required to list the meetings if they were part of a foreign conference he or she attended while conducting government business" to get clearance, Sessions' meetings "do not appear to be tied to foreign conferences."
However, on Monday CNN published a story noting that according to a "newly released document," the Federal Bureau of Investigation told Sessions that he did not have to disclose the meetings.
"The FBI email from March bolsters the explanation by the Justice Department for why Sessions didn't disclose contacts with the Russian ambassador in his application for a US security clearance," reported CNN on Dec. 11.
"When the omission of the foreign contacts on the form was first reported by CNN in May, the Justice Department said Sessions' office was advised by the FBI that he didn't need to disclose the meetings."
Bloomberg Corrects Deutsche Bank Records Story
On Dec. 5, Bloomberg released a story claiming that special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation had subpoenaed Deutsche Bank records on the Trump family.
Originally, the story specifically said that the subpoenas had "zeroed in" on President Donald Trump, fueling speculation of a possible impeachment.
However, by the following day Bloomberg corrected the story to note that the bank records actually "pertain to people affiliated" with the president, not Trump himself.
The conservative-leaning Wall Street Journal also offered a correction on their story, stating as reported by The Daily Caller that an "earlier subheadline said a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller's office requested data and documents about President Trump's accounts. The subpoena concerns people or entities close to Mr. Trump."
CNN Corrects Story on Trump, Jr. Email on Wikileaks
Last Friday, CNN reported that Donald Trump, Jr. had received an email on Sept. 4, 2016, that granted him special access to WikiLeaks documents.
Sept 4, 2016 was an important date, as Trump Jr. had posted on Twitter about Wikileaks and the documents they had on then Trump Sr. opponent Hillary Clinton.
However, CNN eventually corrected their story to note that Trump Jr. actually received the email on Sept. 14, 2016, admitting in the edited story that "new information indicates that the communication is less significant than CNN initially reported."
The Washington Post blog The Fix noted that the different date meant "the email did not provide the Trump campaign with early access to WikiLeaks documents after all. The DNC files shared with Trump Jr. via a link and a 'decryption key' on Sept. 14, 2016, had been posted online and advertised on Twitter by WikiLeaks the day before."
The Fix declared that CNN's mistake "armed Trump with new ammunition" in his claim that disagreeable stories from mainstream media are "fake news."
New York Times Changed K.T. McFarland Story
On Dec. 2, the New York Times ran a story claiming that Trump administration transition advisor K.T. McFarland sent an email which read that she said Russia had "just thrown the U.S.A. election to" Trump.
The story, which seemed to vindicate the theory of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, was later labeled by the Washington Post blog The Fix as a "smoking gun" with "all smoke and no gun."
The Fix noted among other things that the Times itself admitted that the context of the "thrown" quote was McFarland explaining what Democrats were trying to argue.
"It's possible McFarland just gave away the game, sure. But even if the Trump campaign sought Russia's help or gladly accepted it, do we believe Trump's transition team went around suggesting they wouldn't have won without it?" noted The Fix on Dec. 4.
"That's a claim even Trump's opponents don't really make and can't readily prove, despite the intelligence community's firm conclusion that Russia interfered on Trump's behalf."