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Friday, November 10, 2017

Why should we believe the Washington Post?

If Roy Moore committed statutory rape, then he does not belong in the Senate.

But I doubt it is true because the story stems from the Washington Post.

This publication lies -- repeatedly.



Oh, I don't have to go back 36 years ago when Bob Woodward's protege Janet Cooke invented an 8-year-old heroin addict and won a Pulitzer.

Let's just look in the past year, shall we?

November 24, 2016: "Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say."
The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy, say independent researchers who tracked the operation.
Lies.

All of it.

From the Rolling Stone -- yes, the libelous Rolling Stone -- came this report four days later.
The 'Washington Post' 'Blacklist' Story Is Shameful and Disgusting
The capital's paper of record crashes legacy media on an iceberg
Hahaha.

The Washington Post fell for a hoax. Fake News? It was Fake News about Fake News.

And I am supposed to believe it when the same "Fake News about Fake News" newspaper tells me what a Republican candidate might have done 40 years ago?

No one was fired. No one was suspended. No one was held responsible.

"Accountability journalism" does not begin at home.

This is not the only example.

December 31: "Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say."

Lies. Only after people complained did the Post 'fess up:
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid. Authorities say there is no indication of that so far. The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid.
Again, nobody was fired. Nobody was suspended. No one was held responsible.

One last one.

February 4: "Inside the White House-Cabinet battle over Trump’s immigration order."

A normal person would say, wait, wait, wait. How does the Washington Post get inside information on an administration that flat-out detests the Post?

I mean, short of the Deep State wiretapping the Oval Office.

Within hours HuffPost -- yes, that lefty site -- posted:
The Washington Post no longer stands by its account of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon personally confronting Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly last week ― an incident the White House says never took place.
“It’s a patently false, made up story,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told The Huffington Post.
Post columnist Josh Rogin reported Saturday morning that Bannon “paid a personal and unscheduled visit” to Kelly’s office on Jan. 28 and urged him not to issue a waiver for lawful permanent residents, or green card holders, to President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order on immigration. Kelly “refused to comply,” Rogin wrote, attributing the information to “two administration officials familiar with the confrontation.”
Again, nobody was fired. Nobody was suspended. No one was held responsible.

Three major fabrications in three months time.

Sadly, not a new world's record. When you don't punish reporters for Fake News, you get even more Fake News.

Which is why I am not convinced the Washington Post is not making this up.

Trust but verify? Distrust and wait for an independent verification from a reliable source.

Like the freaking Rolling Stone.

UPDATE: Moore's denial.
"I have never provided alcohol to minors, and I have never engaged in sexual misconduct. As a father of a daughter and a grandfather of five granddaughters, I condemn the actions of any man who engages in sexual misconduct not just against minors but against any woman. I also believe that any person who has been abused should feel the liberty to come forward and seek protection."

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25 comments:

  1. LUPO - lying until PROVEN otherwise. The whole Wapo shebang is crooked. As Glen Reynolds says....active democratic agents....or words to that effect.

    Here's the thing....this reeks of marxist character assassination. So, well just wait and see....proof, not emotion.

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  2. Let's see, what's in the Washington Post, our local affiliate of PravdAmerika? Hey, kids! Can you say "Propaganda?" - Elric

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  3. If you can't prove your allegation, make up one that can't be disproved. As I write the NBC news crawl in Rockefeller center is saying that although Trump's body guard says He refused 5 Russian Hookers and went to bed alone, the body guard can't say what happened after he left his post to get some sleep...
    Chairman Bezos is so rich from selling stuffware he cares not a fig whether his collared and branded journothugs lie or do not lie. Every day he wakes up richer than the day before. What else is there to wish for? Perhaps the heads of his enemies piked on the Rostra, warning totems of his power.

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  4. Steve in GreensboroNovember 10, 2017 at 5:19 PM

    Time to dust off the Sherman and Clayton Acts and apply them vigorously to the FAANGs (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google).

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  5. Judge Moore has been such a target of the Left for so many years...not a single hint of improper behavior toward women. Reminds me of the charge of "racism" against Trump after his ~40 years in the celebrity spotlight.
    ...Ever since the wave of sexual charges began with Weinstein (all so far against prominent Lefties), I've been expecting a scales-balancing charge against some prominent conservative, and sure enough. Poor old Judge Moore was selected. A Senate seat is quite a prize.
    ...Makes me want to hurl.

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  6. Proving/denying the unprovable is the perfect hit from the Post. I hope this fraudulent attack does not work and Judge Moore wins.

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  7. And the worst part of this is that what they are doing, they know full well is as far from NEWS as possible to get on this planet anyway, yet continue to do it with impunity!

    They are truly evil!

    Journalism, nationally, is dead in America, these partisan fools and liars.....killed it....deader than a hammer!

    WC

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  8. The WaPoo strikes again; one more reason to hate the untrustworthy enemedia.

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  9. But what's the solution out of this mess? Will mainstream Republicans show up to vote for Roy Moore in a month? Under no circumstances should we allow the Democrats to steal this seat. At this point we all need to be looking for a solution. Perhaps Martha Roby as a write-in would work?

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  10. And, of course, the cucks in the Stupid Party are not supporting him. I'm shocked. They really don't want to win the Senate do they? I would not be surprised if Bitch McConnell was behind this. - GOC

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    1. My thoughts exactly about McConnell

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    2. This is a hit job by the gope cuckservatives. Primary every gop senator, and vote against the ones you can't beat, in the general election.

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    3. The NRSC found an excuse to stop funding his campaign. I'd guess a "hit job" by Mitch.

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  11. Again, nobody was fired. Nobody was suspended. No one was held responsible

    This is the problem not only with the Washington Post, but the problem with almost every institution in America today.

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  12. And today's screaming headline says the latest "poll" has the race a tie! Well Holy Shit. The race was a fucking tie BEFORE this hit job came out. I actually think that's good news for Judge Roy and validates all of the above comments, especially Kitty's. I've already stolen the Chris Plante's suggested new line from his show last week re the WashedUp Post's slogan:

    It looks like a newspaper, but it's not.

    Ha. Ha ha. Hahaha!!!

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  13. There is a story in politics, commonly attributed to Lyndon B. Johnson, about how LBJ wanted to circulate a rumor attacking his opponent in a Texas election. Johnson, it's said, wanted to spread the story that his opponent liked to have sex with barnyard animals. One of LBJ's aides said, "We can't prove that...."

    "I know that," replied Johnson. "I just want to hear him deny it."

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  14. Notice the three immediately demanding Moore to step down...McConnell, McCain and Romney. McConnel with the Senate PAC and his personal PAC funneled over a million to Luther Strange for the Primary run. Don't know is McConnell got the RNC to chip in.

    McConnel needs to step down or be removed as Majority Leader and take Cornyn with him. McCain is so dirty he should be keeping his mouth shut. His involvement with Hillary and her illegal, could be treasonous, activities need to be exposed. McCain, Graham, Petraeus, Comey, Mueller, Andrew McCabe filling their pockets with coins by shipping depleted Uranium and weapons with depleted uranium in one direction and drugs in the reverse is being withheld from the Public. This all ties into the IT tech working for Debbie Wasserman Schults, Adam Schiff, Andre Carson, Greg Meeks and about 30 plus House DEMs and some Rep. Senators sending top secret and classified info to those who pay top dollar. The Daily Caller (Luke Rosiak) has been doing articles but he gets most of his Intel information from George Webb You Tube. Info on twitter at TruthLeaks@GeorgWebb (No. 'E' on George.

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    1. Yep, that clinched it for me- as soon as I saw the three loudly calling for Roy Moore to step down, I knew it was a GOPe hit job.

      McConnell is one of the dirtiest snakes in the Swamp, IMHO. I'd cheer if he stepped off the curb and a bus ran over him!

      (I am not calling for any patriotic bus drivers to perform such a selfless sacrifice just to save the country, I'm just saying.)

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  15. The Washington Post is Liberal. Liberals ARE known, proven liars..... That should end the discussion right there because if one continues to discuss what known, proven liars say one is PROMOTING the known, proven lies that they tell making them complicit in SPREADING known, proven liar's agenda......

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  16. I Joe Blow from the kitchen table purposely
    slander; I go to court before the judge. Media is immune or so powerful they skate. Already it has been reported that about 70% of "deplorable s" don't believe the media.

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  17. Judge Moore's name is on the ballot, so you might as well vote for him. If the Democrat operate can prove the story - and that is a very big IF - Moore should resign and be replace by the Republican governor.

    Why is it that Republicans resign if accused or indicted but Democrats serve even if convicted? Remember that Murkowski and DeLay both lost offices and were vindicated on appeal. Justice Thomas was accused but stuck it out to become one of our best judges.

    People's lives should not be ruined based on unproven accusations of 40 year old behavior.

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  18. Who cares what happened 35 fricking years ago unless dead bodies were involved. Even if true I hope Moore stays in the race. He is bound to win.

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  19. The Washington Post is a hate site. It promotes bigotry and therefore should not be believed. Every story has an agenda. Even though you may no like I'll post a link to 2 examples of WP promoting hate. (That blogger linked to 2 WP articles)
    http://antifeministsite.blogspot.com/2017/08/washington-post-projects-its-culture-of.html

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  20. Guess I should also mention I hate WP.

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