The United States-based newspaper The Washington Post known for its bias against ex-President Donald Trump and accused by him several times for spreading fake news now admits publishing fake news about Donald Trump.
The newspaper has now added a lengthy correction to a news article published in January this year.
The Post claimed ‘in an exclusive report’ that President Trump had called Georgia’s top election investigator in December 2020 and asked her “to find the fraud”. The report also emphasised that, Trump said they would be “a national hero” if they found the fraud.
The Post has now been forced to correct its story and admit, “The recording revealed that The Post misquoted Trump’s comments on the call, based on information provided by a source.”
Notably, the correction came after The Wall Street Journal published a story recently on the same conversation between Trump and the top investigator. The Wall Street Journal is the first news organisation to obtain the actual recording of the said conversation.
However, The Post is mysteriously silent about why it took them so long to eat the humble pie.
Washington Post stated in correction that, “The headline and text of this story have been corrected to remove quotes misattributed to Trump.”
The report, published by the Post in January, was widely quoted by several news organisations across the globe.
Even now, The Washington Post is perhaps forced to admit its guilt of reporting fake news to escape legal trouble from trouble for publishing proven fake news.
The Washington Post’s brown sepoy fan media in India equally manufactures fake news in regularity against PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath, BJP and the Sangh Parivar in general. The fake news factory also likes to publish untruths about important beneficial legislations by the BJP government at the centre thereby trying to fan an unrest in the country.
It is high time the personalities and bodies at the receiving end of fake news start taking such fake news factories to the cleaners for a more healthier environment.
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