I avoid stories that I can't possibly keep up with, but this is one you've all read about and which is worth pointing to. I'm talking about the Fake News--or maybe I should just come out and say Hoax Journalism--about Trump's supposed "obstruction" in his phone call to the GA Secretary of State's lead investigator. The WaPo, which ran with the story has, as you know, tried to slip a retraction past John Q. Public after their fraud was exposed by the WSJ--I won't be resubscribing to the WSJ, but a hat tip to them nevertheless.
Now enterprising journalists are taking a closer look to see what this means. Obviously, the fact that the Dems actually referred to this hoax at their Hoax Impeachment 2.0 is a rather big part of the story--what the hell kind of "impeachment" is it that goes with unverified newspaper articles attributed to anonymous sources? But that may be only part of the bigger picture.
Here's a tweet by the Washington Examiner's Beckett Adams that points toward that bigger picture:
you all are missing the real story re: WaPo's correction of its Trump/Ga. investigations chief "scoop."— tsar becket adams (@BecketAdams) March 15, 2021
the real scandal is that a bunch of newsrooms claimed at the time they “confirmed” the details of the "scoop" with their own anon sourcing.https://t.co/4Xqxt3mcHk
The link in the tweet, of course, is to Adams' full article on this story. Here's what he's referring, citing chapter and verse of the "news" organizations that were in on the hoax:
Read the whole article to get up to speed on all the details.
The bottom line appears to be something along these lines: Five separate "news" organizations "confirmed" that the moon is made from green cheese. Funny how that works. In their own interests, it would seem to me, they should reveal who lied to them--that is, if that's what actually happened.
In the meantime, Sarah Lee bakes the story just right at The Federalist--The Story of the WaPo 'Scoop' and the Discovery of the Trump Recording Is So Much Worse Than It Appears and GA's Sec of State Ofc Has Some Explaining to Do:
That "investigator", Frances Watson, should be made to answer some questions. Or maybe that's just me.
UPDATE: H/T Commenter Mojlnir. Will this story have legs? Redstate has the story: