Friday, April 16, 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021

Washington Post retracts story about Trump’s call with a Georgia election investigator for ‘misquoting’ president

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The Washington Post retracted a bombshell story from two-months ago after reportedly misquoting President Donald Trump during an apparent phone call with a Georgia investigator, Your Content has learned.

State officials located the recording on a trash folder on a device belonging to Frances Watson, the chief investigator for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger while responding to a public records request, the Post reported.

The Post had falsely reported in early January that while on the Dec. 23, 2020, call, Trump said that Frances Watson, the chief investigator for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, should “find the fraud,” and that she would be a “national hero,” according to Jordan Fuchs, the deputy secretary of state.

According to the correction and revised story, Trump did not say either of those things.

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“Instead,” the correction said, “Trump urged the investigator to scrutinize ballots in Fulton County, Ga., asserting that she would find ‘dishonesty’ there. He also told her that she had ‘the most important job in the country right now.’”

WaPo’s Full Correction Notice:

“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. 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.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. This story is misleading, as well as, a lot of articles that are written on Former President Trump. A majority of the articles written are biased and written to explicably present Trump as undesirable. While it is no secret that Trump speaks his mind it is wrong for anyone to interpret another’s intentions to fit a narrative. All mainstream media has presented Trump with the intent of turning the people against him. There is no other way to say it and has largely been successful. It has been the goal of the media to assist the career Democrat politicians in putting the only person they not only could not buy, but could not control, unlike what we are seeing with this current President. The media has completely ignored any questionable mention regarding Biden by diverting the narrative to Trump. Countless stories are riddle with large amounts of unnamed, anonymous sources and while the named sources comments have been manipulated and related to the people. Although it must be said Trump is a “me, me, me” person, his actions and promises kept were given to the people as detrimental instead of allowing the people to think and decide for themselves the media has gone above and beyond to influence the people to think and feel what narrative commands. Hunter Biden, the Chinese spies, Joe Biden’s supposed oblivion to his son’s business dealings, Quid Pro Quo he admitted on video to doing, his less than remarkable 47 year political career [Crime Bill], previous lying, embellishment during previous campaigns for the Presidency causing the demand he drop out of the running, all barely mentioned as if it never happened and to ensure the people remained distracted the relentless barrage of black propaganda, intentional misinterpretation to influence the people instead of allowing them to decide for themselves. The media campaigned for Biden is no secret very few attended any rallies and to explain and conveniently predicted COVID became front and center. Again people were coerced into the MSM narrative. There’s no doubt in many minds three true winner of the 2020 election is not in the White House and now we are subject to massive EOs only to undo the previous administration, massive undocumented immigrants, no MSM is talking to people directly involved around our southern border, light reporting regarding those coming in, the children, the housing. Everything this administration is doing is covered in sugar, when it’s obvious that the decisions that are being made are being made by others. Biden has all of a sudden gone from a confused, tongue tied liar to the savior of the United States, we live in a cancel culture that is reported daily by MSM, Hollywood elites are all of a different who we should be listening too when all they do is demonize, judge to help backup the narrative. Journalists, reporters, bloggers, etc. aren’t doing justice to the American people, they report feelings like truth. Conspiracy theories are born from truth the stuff added in are the parts that we aren’t ever meant to hear and to cover it up more lies are told. The days of Cronkite, Rather, Walters, etc., have been made into a mockery and when we can’t get the whole story, the opportunity or right to make up or own minds, we are no longer free and the government and media controls the people. When the President says we want China to prosper and they are our friends, what offends others but doesn’t offend me, what I feel is important but others think I’m stupid, my opinions are laughed at….I really don’t know who or what to believe. I have to do my own research to get the whole story and have decided unnamed and anonymous people do not exist otherwise in this day and age why fear repeating the truth and putting your name to it.

  2. Well-said Shelley,
    I’ll bet half the population still believe that a gang of MAGA hat wearing thugs assaulted a Native American at the Right for Life march in Washington.

    I can still go to Snopes and read the unretracted and unrevised version of the Covington story as it 1st appeared in mainstream media’s salacious attempts to spread any news that would propagate disgust among the blind.

    Still no mention of Sandman and his multi million dollar slander lawsuit victory against Mainstream – even as an addendum – in mainstream or Snopes (why would they?) One has to dig much deeper into Snopes to find mention of actual events on that day.

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