BREAKING: Washington Post Retracts Story That Falsely Claimed Trump Asked Georgia To ‘Find The Fraud’
In early January, The Washington Post released a story to claim that Former President Trump ‘urged a Georgia election investigator to ‘find the fraud’ in a phone call,’ reported by USA Today. The Washington Post made a correction to the story stating, “The recording revealed that The Post misquoted Trump’s comments on the call…”
This kind of mistake goes way beyond serious and no one else is holding them accountable for it. They are the ones who want to push fact check labels on everyone’s social media. Every single story that claims former President Trump said to ‘find the fraud’ should receive a false news label on its post.
What is also worse about this is, Democrats used the fake Trump quote to push for Trump’s impeachment and removal from office.
In the House impeachment managers’ trial brief, Democrats argued, “President Trump’s campaign to reverse the election results—and to keep himself in the White House—lasted through the days immediately preceding the assault on the Capitol. On December 23, for instance, President Trump reportedly called one of Georgia’s lead election investigators, urging him to “find the fraud” and claiming that the official would be a “national hero” if he did so,” according to Breitbart.
The Post wrote a new headline and correction at the top of the article. Trump’s “find the fraud” call took place Dec. 23, after Raffensperger had initiated an investigation into Republican claims that officials in Cobb County accepted mail ballots with improper signatures, the Post reported.
Many other news organizations took on to share the story from The Washington Post to push the false claims that former President Trump asked Georgia to ‘find the fraud’ and hopefully soon others decide to update and notify others of the correction.
ABC News reported, “In December, while a signature match audit was ongoing in one Georgia county, President Donald Trump phoned a chief investigator in Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office asking the official to “find the fraud” and telling this person they would be a “national hero” for it, an individual familiar with the matter confirmed to ABC News.”
PBS reported, “While election officials in Georgia were verifying signatures on absentee ballot envelopes in one metro-Atlanta county, President Donald Trump pressed a lead investigator to “find the fraud” and said it would make the investigator a national hero.”
The Guardian also posted the same to report, ” Donald Trump pressed a lead investigator to “find the fraud” and said it would make the investigator a national hero.”
The Hill reported, “President Trump made a “lengthy” phone call to an elections investigator in Georgia in December asking him to “find” voter fraud, an individual familiar with the call told The Washington Post.”
According to the correction from Thursday March 11, “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. The recording revealed that The Post misquoted Trump’s comments on the call, based on information provided by a source.”
The correction continued, “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.’ A story about the recording can be found here. The headline and text of this story have been corrected to remove quotes misattributed to Trump.”
White House reporter posted the correction to Twitter of the correction from The Post.
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) March 15, 2021
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