by: Brent Smith:
Someone, or gang of someones, needs to be punished for this. But the press is protected by the First Amendment. At least that is what the howling radicals at places like the ACLU would likely exclaim.
However, this isn’t a simple misquote, typo, or journalistic faux-pas. This was a fabrication from word go. This was a demonstrable and now admitted lie. This was and is slander – pure and simple – done only to drag Trump into the mud where the Post resides.
And all those other leftist outlets who claimed they verified the Post’s claim should also be held accountable. In fact, if you look back you’ll find they all pretty much took turns quoting one another as proof of verification.
And that begs the question – if the dirtbag leftists at the Post (and others like them) are willing to just make stuff up about a phone call, what else have they been lying about? No one can be naive enough to think this is an isolated incident – a one-off event.
Like Islamists, leftists have no quarrel with lying to advance their agenda. So now that they’ve admitted to it, they should NOT be let off the hook. They should be made an example of.
And going forward, the initial reaction after reading anything from the Washington Post should be; ‘Why should I believe them?’
from the Conservative Review/Blaze:
Trump issues response to Washington Post correcting story that falsely quoted him
‘You will notice that establishment media errors, omissions, mistakes, and outright lies always slant one way…’
Former President Donald Trump issued a statement Monday in reaction to The Washington Post’s correction to a story where the outlet admitted to misquoting him months ago, when they claimed he told a Georgia elections investigator to “find the fraud” in the state during a post-election phone call.
What are the details?
The Post was torched on social media after issuing a correction to a story from January where the newspaper admitted “Trump did not tell investigators to ‘find the fraud’ or say she would be ‘a national hero’ if she did so,” as they — and several outlet subsequently — had originally reported.
“While I appreciate the Washington Post’s correction, which immediately makes the Georgia Witch Hunt a non-story,” the former president wrote, “the original story was a Hoax, right from the very beginning.”
“I would further appreciate a strong investigation into Fulton County, Georgia, and the Stacey Abrams political machine which, I believe, would totally change the course of the presidential elections in Georgia,” he continued.