Washington Post Deceived Public about Russia

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    Washington Post Deceived Public about Russia

    Hmmm.....

    WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived

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    IN THE PAST six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of “fake news,” the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both articles were fundamentally false. Each now bears a humiliating editor’s note grudgingly acknowledging that the core claims of the story were fiction: The first note was posted a full two weeks later to the top of the original article; the other was buried the following day at the bottom.


    The second story on the electric grid turned out to be far worse than I realized when I wrote about it on Saturday, when it became clear that there was no “penetration of the U.S. electricity grid” as the Post had claimed. In addition to the editor’s note, the Russia-hacked-our-electric-grid story now has a full-scale retraction in the form of a separate article admitting that “the incident is not linked to any Russian government effort to target or hack the utility” and there may not even have been malware at all on this laptop.
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    The post has had a bad 12 months . They have rushed a lot of articles to fit an agenda.

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    I guess it is a good thing I don't read The Washington Post much.

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    Mouth piece of the Left.

    They really need to get their act together.

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    It's not a matter getting their act together. They're doing it in purpose.

    I believe in freedom of the press, but to me this is intent to decieve and is criminal.

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    I really enjoy following Greenwald on Twitter. Interesting guy who takes no sides and has seemingly no political bias. Nails anyone and everyone.

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    It seems like the Post is taking the partial truth route like some of the right outlets: Breitbart, Blaze...etc.

    (info wars is a no truth site)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    It seems like the Post is taking the partial truth route like some of the right outlets: Breitbart, Blaze...etc.

    (info wars is a no truth site)
    You mean like NBC and MSNBC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    It seems like the Post is taking the partial truth route like some of the right outlets: Breitbart, Blaze...etc.

    (info wars is a no truth site)
    Who determines truth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse James View Post
    Who determines truth?
    Good question. There may not be a source of truth anymore with agendas and attempts to stay relevant in the 24 hour news cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    Good question. There may not be a source of truth anymore with agendas and attempts to stay relevant in the 24 hour news cycle.
    I agree. It seems everyone has a angle. Thats why its so hard to figure out the truth when you have parties from both sides distorting whats real. Nobody trusts anyone, which makes it worse.

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    Anonymous has said it for year that the MSM is now a propaganda mouthpiece for the 1%'s agenda. No one really cares about the truth, just their slant of it.

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    Fake/false news is as old as news has bee reported.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Fake/false news is as old as news has bee reported.
    True, but they used to try to get it right, or they retracted it. Now they don't care and don't fact check much at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear the Nation View Post
    True, but they used to try to get it right, or they retracted it. Now they don't care and don't fact check much at all.

    We do not know that to be true. No fact checkers to keep them on their toes.

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