Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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

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

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