Real journalism

Philip

There's a lot of fake news out there, but there's real journalism too. Loved this story in/about the Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/a-woman-approached-the-post-with-dramatic--and-false--tale-about-roy-moore-sje-appears-to-be-part-of-undercover-sting-operation/2017/11/27/0c2e335a-cfb6-11e7-9d3a-bcbe2af58c3a_story.html?utm_term=.6ecea5e0d3a0

And for those not subscribing and at your monthly article limit, here's a writeup of the same story at Vox:

https://www.vox.com/2017/11/27/16707410/conservative-group-fake-roy-moore-allegation-washington-post

The short version is, a conservative group tried to trick the Washington Post into reporting a fake story about a woman impregnated by Roy Moore. But, because the Post is a real newspaper, they didn't fall for it.


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kthnry

That story is AWESOME. What a bunch of sleazebags. I'm dying to know how they saw her enter the office. Did they have someone monitoring the office door the whole time? 


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krugle

They def had a spy on her.  She was not terribly bright, either.


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ml1

the most embarrassing part of these Veritas stories is that its founder is a Rutgers grad.  Can the university rescind his degree?


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Joseph

Busted yet again. Not so bright, this Rutgers grad and his minions.


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Don

Will Saletan offers a helpful timeline:

Nov. 9: WP reports Moore accusations.

Nov. 10: Project  Veritas agent emails WP to offer bait.
Nov. 11: Moore says: “There are investigations going on. In the next few days, there will be revelations about the motivations and the content of this article.”

Perhaps Roy Moore knew about this woman who was going around talking about him.

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John

I'm waiting for Okeefe to be found in bed making love with some undiscriminating farm animal...


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shoshannah

This happened to the Rachel Maddow Show too, over the summer. Some conservative was shopping around a fake story, hoping the show would run with it and then discrediting Maddow.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/7/7/1678612/-Who-tried-to-set-a-fake-news-trap-for-Rachel-Maddow-with-carefully-forged-top-secret-documents

http://www.newsweek.com/leaks-fake-news-trump-rachel-maddow-633380


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