The Washington Post Congratulates Themselves For Not Falling For Obvious Hoax"Because of our customary journalistic rigor, we weren't fooled."
Nov. 27, 2017
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The Washington Post said their "journalistic rigor" prevented them from running an obvious hoax from a woman named Jaime Phillips who claimed she was impregnated by Roy Moore and made to have an abortion at age 15.
"Because of our customary journalistic rigor, we weren't fooled," The Washington Post's co-authors Shawn Boburg, Aaron C. Davis and Alice Crites said in their viral article detailing the scheme on Monday.
The Post's intrepid staff debunked Phillips' claims by Googling her name and finding the public GoFundMe campaign she posted in May which says she's "moving to New York" to "work in the conservative media movement to combat the lies and deceipt [sic] of the liberal MSM..."
Here's some shots from her Twitter account, which the Post did not find:
The Washington Post's own story portrays Phillips as an obvious hoaxer:
In a series of interviews over two weeks, the woman shared a dramatic story about an alleged sexual relationship with Moore in 1992 that led to an abortion when she was 15. During the interviews, she repeatedly pressed Post reporters to give their opinions on the effects that her claims could have on Moore’s candidacy if she went public.This woman could not have been any more obvious.
The real scandal here is that James O'Keefe would allegedly hire such an amateur. That said, O'Keefe has done superb work in the past and one screw-up like this is not a very big deal.
He dropped his own response video sharing some of the footage his crew collected from the Post right after this story broke:
The Washington Post's "journalistic rigor" for some reason hasn't prevent them from repeatedly printing fake news in the past.
As Glenn Greenwald reported in September:
Remember that time the Washington Post claimed that Russia had hacked the U.S. electricity grid, causing politicians to denounce Putin for trying to deny heat to Americans in winter, only to have to issue multiple retractions because none of that ever happened? Or the time that the Post had to publish a massive editor’s note after its reporters made claims about Russian infiltration of the internet and spreading of “Fake News” based on an anonymous group’s McCarthyite blacklist that counted sites like the Drudge Report and various left-wing outlets as Kremlin agents?
The claim they have any "journalistic rigor" is fake news in itself.
The majority of the their liberal readers think Russia hacked into US voting machines and changed vote tallies to elect Trump.
A sensational exposé like the one the Post ran on Roy Moore would have ended any politician's candidacy just a few years ago. Today, no one cares as they've been so discredited due to their constant lies, half-truths and misinformation. Odds are Roy Moore is still going to win.
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