Did Washington Post Just Publish Its 4th Major #FakeNews Story in Last Week?
The Washington Post has had a very busy week.
The DC paper has published screaming headline after headline that turn out to be complete trash.
Even the National Enquirer would be red-faced after at this point.
It’s as if the WaPo will print anything for clicks.
They’ve become a click-bait site.
What a disgrace.
Here are the four completely inaccurate reports published by the Trump-bashing Washington Post this past week.
1.) The Washington Post was completely off in their fake news reports last week Comey asking for more funds to investigate Trump before he was fired.
On Wednesday the Washington Post reported that former FBI Director James Comey sought more resources for his Russia probe just days before he was fired by President Trump.
Comey was fired by President Trump on Tuesday.
Too bad the story was complete garbage.
The Department of Justice refuted the report Wednesday saying Comey DID NOT ask Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein for more resourses for the Russian conspiracy probe.
DOJ is pushing back hard- they say any reporting that Comey asked Rosenstein for more resources is “completely false” -now working Sen Intel https://t.co/VzcRqRxRpQ
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) May 10, 2017
2.) The Washington Post was wrong about Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein threatening to resign
The Washington Post reported Wednesday night that “Rosenstein threatened to resign after the narrative emerging from the White House on Tuesday evening cast him as a prime mover of the decision to fire Comey,” citing an unnamed source close to the White House.
This was completely inaccurate.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told WJLA reporter Michelle Macoluso he DID NOT threaten to quit over James Comey firing.
— Liz McKernan (@LizMcKernan) May 11, 2017
3.) The Washington Post claimed Sean Spicer was “hiding in the bushes.”
Mr. Spicer WAS NOT hiding in the bushes as the Washington Post reported.
The Washington Post offered a correction to their readers on Wednesday, in order to clarify a really strange account about how Sean Spicer tried to avoid talking to reporters after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.
Shortly after Comey’s firing set of a political firestorm this week, the White House had to scramble in order to control the impact and respond to overwhelming media intrigue. During this time, WaPo released a report stating that Spicer was hiding in the White House’s bushes on Tuesday night, and that he only emerged from the shrubbery once reporters promised not to film him while he took some of their questions…
…WaPo has since amended the original article with an editor’s note saying Spicer was among the bushes instead of inside them:
4.) The Washington Post accuses President Trump of releasing top secret information to the Russians during his meeting in the White House last week.
National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster refuted the claim tonight with a statement to the press.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 15, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who was also in the room during the meeting between President Trump and Russian officials, also denied the allegations by the Washington Post.
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) May 15, 2017
It was complete crap:
WH source with direct knowledge just told me @washingtonpost didn't talk to ANY U.S. official at mtg w/ Lavrov. "It's Fake News"
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) May 15, 2017