The sad (low) state of the mainstream media

“This week, the Washington Post was forced to majorly correct its January 9 report on President Trump’s phone call with a Georgia elections investigator. The article’s headline read “‘Find the fraud’: Trump pressured a Georgia elections investigator in a separate call legal experts say could amount to obstruction.” The only problem is, “they made up quotes,” as CNN commentator Mary Katherine Ham tweeted. Trump never said “find the fraud” in his Georgia phone call, as The Post had boldly reported.”
“Still, a retraction never gets the airtime of a lie, so it’s usually too little, too late. The Post’s January 9 story and their retraction “two months after publication” is no different. In the 130-word correction, they admit “The Post misquoted Trump’s comments on the call, based on information provided by a source.” That is, an anonymous source. They continue, “Trump did not tell the investigator to ‘find the fraud’ or say she would be ‘a national hero’ if she did so” — fake quotes that made the original story lively.”
How sad that the credibility of the media has sunk so low.

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