Washington Post Accuses Gateway Pundit of Fake News – The SAME Liberal Rag That Said Hillary Would Expand Map
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
It’s no secret that the liberal media, an arm of the Democrat Party, is having a huge problem adjusting to the fact that they lost the election despite doing all they could to demonize Donald Trump and lift up crooked Hillary Clinton.
Yesterday the Washington Post accused The Gateway Pundit of peddling fake news during the election.
Fake news can now also refer to the phenomenon of a news source publishing something that is inaccurate but is still believed and shared by readers. This includes sites such as Gateway Pundit, which, in the weeks before the election, regularly published outright false stories that became talking points on the conservative Internet. And as the boundaries between “fake” and “unreliable” have become more permeable, conservatives have begun saying that the mainstream outlets they already don’t trust should be called “fake,” too.
This was on the same day they appended their outrageous fake news hit piece against conservative websites.
Zero Hedge reported:
In the latest example why the “mainstream media” is facing a historic crisis of confidence among its readership, facing unprecedented blowback following Craig Timberg November 24 Washington Post story “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say”, on Wednesday a lengthy editor’s note appeared on top of the original article in which the editor not only distances the WaPo from the “experts” quoted in the original article whose “work” served as the basis for the entire article (and which became the most read WaPo story the day it was published) but also admits the Post could not “vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s finding regarding any individual media outlet”, in effect admitting the entire story may have been, drumroll “fake news” and conceding the Bezos-owned publication may have engaged in defamation by smearing numerous websites – Zero Hedge included – with patently false and unsubstantiated allegations.
It was the closest the Washington Post would come to formally retracting the story, which has now been thoroughly discredited not only by outside commentators, but by its own editor.
The appended note in question:
Editor’s Note: The Washington Post on Nov. 24 published a story on the work of four sets of researchers who have examined what they say are Russian propaganda efforts to undermine American democracy and interests. One of them was PropOrNot, a group that insists on public anonymity, which issued a report identifying more than 200 websites that, in its view, wittingly or unwittingly published or echoed Russian propaganda. A number of those sites have objected to being included on PropOrNot’s list, and some of the sites, as well as others not on the list, have publicly challenged the group’s methodology and conclusions. The Post, which did not name any of the sites, does not itself vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s findings regarding any individual media outlet, nor did the article purport to do so. Since publication of The Post’s story, PropOrNot has removed some sites from its list.
(By the way- we reported on how this WaPo story was falling apart back on November 26.)
This is also the same “news” organization that told readers the election was over and Hillary had won in a landslide three weeks before the November 8th election.
The Washington Post declared the election over.
Hillary Clinton wins.
Hillary only has to do is decide if she wants to take a few more red states or not.
That’s what The Washington Post reported on October 16.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton faces a striking choice in the final three weeks of the campaign: to expand her efforts to states that Democrats haven’t won in a generation, or to stay a current course that, if conditions hold, would deliver her a resounding electoral college victory.
At the same time The Gateway Pundit was focusing on the crowd size and few polls that showed Donald Trump was tied or winning.
So who is the fake news again?
And who continues to push fake news?
I think we all know the answer to that.