National media lied. I know, you’re in shock. However, this time The Washington Post admitted to falsifying ‘facts’ (kind of.)
The Post published a piece in January 2021 claiming Trump had told a Georgia official to “find the fraud” in the state. He supposedly told Chief Investigator of the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, Frances Watson, she would be a “national hero” if she found fraud in the state’s mail-in ballot count.
Now the official phone recording of the conversation between Trump and Watson has been released. The recording shows that Trump did not use the wordage as reported. Instead of the false quotes, Trump can be heard saying Watson would be “praised” when the “right answer comes out.”
No malicious mention of fraud.
The national media outlet has since then corrected the original article that contained the wrong information, but the damaged has already been done.
The Washington Post’s Correction reads:
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….
Tony Katz says this is exactly why the country has such a hard time believing anything media says.
They lied about Trump’s call. They never had a source. They never had any honesty. They never checked, double-checked, and re-checked. They said ‘oh look, Trump is doing this illegal thing’ and everybody bought into it. That’s why no rational person trusts The Washington Post, just like no rational person believes the New York Times.
Local media, there’s a lot of hard work to be done and we thank you.