'Original Story was a Hoax': Trump Issues Statement on Washington Post 'Correction' About Misquoting Him on Georgia Phone Call

Nick Kangadis | March 16, 2021
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Another week, another lie by the radical, elitist media that could’ve possibly misinformed the public ahead of an important election. This time Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post had to issue a correction concerning the “fake news” that former President Donald Trump called a Fulton County, Ga. investigator and told her to “find the fraud.” That, apparently, never happened.

Trump issued a statement about the “Georgia Witch Hunt,” as he put it, on Monday.

“While I appreciate the Washington Post’s correction, which immediately make the Georgia Witch Hunt a non-story, the original story was a Hoax, right from the very beginning,” Trump said in the statement. “I would further appreciate a strong investigation into Fulton County, Georgia, and the Stacey Abrams political machine which, I believe, would totally change the course of the presidential election in Georgia.”

Here’s the “correction” that the Washington Post published two months after the damage had already been done:

Correction: 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.

Trump concluded his statement by pointing out that these “errors, omissions, mistakes, and outright lies always slant one way.”

You will notice that establishment media errors, omissions, mistake, and outright lies always slant one way — against me and against Republicans. Meanwhile, stories that hurt Democrats or undermine their narratives are buried, ignored, or delayed until they can do the least harm — for example, after an election is over. Look no further than the negative coverage of the vaccine that preceded the election and the overdue celebration of the vaccine once the election had concluded. A strong democracy requires a fair and honest press. This latest media travesty underscores that legacy media outlets should be regarded as political entitles — not journalistic enterprises. In any event, I thank the Washington Post for the correction.

As their system is currently constructed, the American people won’t — at least not any time soon — encounter anything close to “a fair and honest press.” They make too much money off of their constant provable lies. 

H/T: The Blaze