(Republican Party News) – On Monday, the Washington Post was force to issue a huge and humiliating correction to an anti-Trump story that just goes to show how completely untrustworthy and biased the mainstream media is, in spite of all their posturing to the contrary.
The notoriously biased outlet had published a story in January that claimed then-President Donald Trump had “urged Georgia’s lead elections investigator to ‘find the fraud’ in a lengthy December phone call, saying the official would be a ‘national hero.’”
The story was “confirmed” by an anonymous source.
The mainstream media still, after all these years, hasn’t learned that their “anonymous sources” stories always flop.
It’s hard not to feel they don’t even care—they run with the narrative that works for them as long as it’s politically expedient to do so and then try to cover their tracks after the fact and play real journalist by issuing a correction once the damage has long been done.
Recently released audio of the entire phone call with Georgia officials reveals that WaPo—surprise, surprise, actually misquoted Trump.
The former POTUS, rather, told the investigator that “something bad happened” and that “when the right answer comes out, you’ll be praised.”
You may have missed this correction from The @WashingtonPost in which the paper retracted its false reporting that President Trump told @GaSecofState investigators to “find the fraud.” pic.twitter.com/QH2ZBg4Kmr
— David Shafer (@DavidShafer) March 15, 2021
“Correction: Two months after publication of this story, the Georgia secretary of state released an audio recording of President Donald Trump’s December phone call with the state’s top elections investigator. The recording revealed that The Post misquoted Trump’s comments on the call, based on information provided by a source. Trump did not tell the investigator to ‘find the fraud’ or say she would be ‘a national hero’ if she did so,” the legacy outlet was forced to publish.
“Instead, Trump urged the investigator to scrutinize ballots in Fulton County, Ga., asserting she would find ‘dishonesty’ there. He also told her that she had ‘the most important job in the country right now.’ A story about the recording can be found here. The headline and text of this story have been corrected to remove quotes misattributed to Trump,” the correction continued.
Infowars notes that Georgia’s Republican Party chair David Shafer believes the retraction is revelatory of more than just their anonymous source fail.
Shafer claims that it also exposes Georgia Secretary of State Ben Raffensberger of having committed fraud and covered up the evidence so he could frame President Trump.
“The Secretary of State’s office secretly recorded the conversation, mischaracterized its contents to The Washington Post and then attempted to delete the recording,” Shafer tweeted Monday.
He added that “it was recently discovered in a laptop ‘trash’ folder as part of an open records search.”
The Secretary of State’s office secretly recorded the conversation, mischaracterized its contents to The Washington Post and then attempted to delete the recording. It was recently discovered in a laptop “trash” folder as part of an open records search.
— David Shafer (@DavidShafer) March 15, 2021
President Trump was quick to respond to the WaPo correction in a substantial statement which declared “the original story was a Hoax, right from the very beginning.”
INBOX: Trump statement on Washington Post correction: pic.twitter.com/vTcKSI1gEN
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) March 15, 2021
“The Washington Post just issued a correction as to the contents of the incorrectly reported phone call I had with respect to voter fraud in the Great State of Georgia. While I appreciate the Washington Post’s correction, which immediately makes the Georgia Witch Hunt a non-story, 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 election in Georgia,” he wrote.
He explained in detail his issues—shared by millions of Americans—with the manner in which the election was conducted in Georgia, thus legitimizing his concern both as POTUS and candidate that the results in problematic counties be scrutinized.
“Fulton County has not been properly audited for vote or signature verification. They only looked at areas of the State where there most likely would be few problems, and even there they found large numbers of mistakes. We are seeking to find and reveal the large-scale election fraud which took place in Georgia. Many residents agree, and their anger caused them not to turn out and vote for two Republican Senators in the January election,” he explained soberly.
As usual with mainstream media lies about Donald Trump, the facts completely dismantle their insistent and repeated narratives and in this case, it involves what they’re all calling the Big Lie: the claims made by millions of Americans that unconstitutional election law changes and ballot processing irregularities and concerns may have impacted the outcome of the 2020 election or, at the very least, pose a serious threat to the integrity of future elections.
“The Consent Decree signed between Raffensperger and Stacey Abrams was not approved by the Georgia State Legislature, and therefore should be deemed invalid, and the election result changed. Why the Governor and Raffensperger ever approved this Consent Decree is one of the great questions? We look forward to an answer,” Trump’s statement continued.
He ended on a gracious and classy note as he is—despite all his enemies’ claims of his rudeness and lack of character—by thanking the Washington Post.
After properly eviscerating the disgrace of the establishment media establishment as a whole, of course.
“You will notice that establishment media errors, omissions, mistakes, and outright lies always slant one way—against me and against Republicans. Meanwhile, stories that hurt Democrats or undermine their narratives are buried, ignored, or delayed until they can do the least harm—for example, after an election is over. Look no further than the negative coverage of the vaccine that preceded the election and the overdue celebration of the vaccine once the election had concluded. A strong democracy requires a fair and honest press. This latest media travesty underscores that legacy media outlets should be regarded as political entities—not journalistic enterprises. In any event, I thank the Washington Post for the correction.”
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