(Natural News) Now that the damage has already been done, The Washington Post has decided to retract a fake news story it published and spread about President Donald Trump that falsely accused him of pressuring Frances Watson, a Georgia official, to “find the fraud.”
As it turns out, Trump never even used the words “find the fraud,” nor did he pressure anyone to do anything. Audio of the call that was later retrieved from a government computer’s trash file – someone attempted, but failed, to destroy the evidence – reveals that Trump merely asked Watson, who handles such matters, to scrutinize the ballots in Fulton County, Ga., because she might find “dishonesty” there.
Trump believes, as many of us also do, that there is good reason to believe election fraud took place in Georgia, particularly around the Atlanta metro area where a number of anomalous occurrences were observed on election day.
“[You have] the most important job in the country right now,” Trump told Watson, encouraging her to take a closer look at the situation. At no time did Trump try to strongarm Watson into “finding fraud” where there was not any, which is the deceptively false angle that WaPo took in its story.
CNN, USA Today, and various other fake news outlets also picked up the false WaPo story and spread it to their readers, instilling in gullible minds the made-up narrative that Trump was trying to “overturn” the 2020 election results by bullying Georgia election officials.
“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,” WaPo’s correction statement now reads. “The recording revealed that The Post misquoted Trump’s comments on the call, based on information provided by a source.”
“Trump did not tell the investigator to ‘find the fraud’ or say she would be ‘a national hero’ if she did so. Instead, Trump urged the investigator to scrutinize ballots in Fulton County, Ga., asserting she would find ‘dishonesty’ there. He also told her that she had ‘the most important job in the country right now.'”
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In a statement, Trump thanked WaPo for finally doing the right thing, emphasizing that it was a hoax from the beginning. He also encouraged an investigation into the election fraud situation in Georgia, once again calling out Fulton County and the “Stacey Abrams political machine.”
Others on Twitter were a little less forgiving, including Daily Caller senior congressional correspondent Henry Rodgers, who noted that the Democrats used WaPo’s fake news lies as “evidence” during their impeachment hearings.
It took WaPo a full two months to finally admit to lying about Trump during his call with Watson. During this time, the damage was done and millions of Americans had already moved on from the 2020 election, believing the fake news lie that Joe Biden “won.”
Meanwhile, it was revealed that the “missing” audio recording of Trump’s call with Watson had been found in the trash bin on a government computer. Someone had apparently attempted to throw it away so it could never be found, but failed to permanently delete it.
“This is what passes for journalism today in the MSM,” wrote one commenter at Zero Hedge about how the mainstream media routinely uses the excuse of an “anonymous source” to publish flat-out lies about its political opponents.
“Lie, lie, lie … sometimes retract – but only when forced to, and only long after the lie has become ‘fact’ in the minds of the sheeple.”
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