Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Election 2020: When Trump Does it It's a Lie, When They Do it It's a Mistake?

The story du jour is the admission by the Washington Post that the story they initiated (and, of course was touted  by all the liberal press) that President Trump threatened the Georgia Secretary of State investigator and urged her to "find the votes" necessary to overturn the election in Georgia turned out to be misinformation, after a recording of the actual conversation was recovered from a digital trash can: Dan Chaitin at WaEx, Media misquoted Trump in notorious phone call with Georgia investigator

Early media accounts of a phone call between former President Donald Trump and a top Georgia investigator contained false quotes, prompting at least two major media outlets to issue a correction or update.

The Wall Street Journal first published audio last week of the roughly six-minute call on Dec. 23 between Trump and Frances Watson, the chief investigator of the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, in which Trump urged her to look for fraud in mail-in ballots in Fulton County, where much of Atlanta is located.

Indeed, Trump can be heard telling Watson, who was in the middle of conducting an audit of voting results in Cobb County, that he won the 2020 election and that she would be "praised" when the "right answer comes out." He also insisted "something bad happened."
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In response to Trump, the investigator said: "I can assure you that our team and the [Georgia Bureau of Investigation], that we are only interested in the truth and finding the information that is based on the facts."

However, the audio shows that early reports in January about that call, based on anonymous sourcing, misquoted Trump. In those reports, Trump was quoted as urging Watson to "find the fraud," and if she did so, the investigator would be a "national hero."

Outlets such as CNN published these quotes, corroborating what was first reported by the Washington Post. The Washington Examiner published an article at the time based on the Washington Post's article.

The Washington Post stuck a long correction note to the top of its report:
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.
— Washington Post

Ace,  The Washington Post Issues a "Correction" Which Clarifies That Every Claim Made In Their Story Stating that Trump Told the George Secretary of State to "Find the Fraud" Was a Lie "Enemies of the people. Enemies of the truth." Sundance at CTH, Democracy Dies in Hidden Retractions, Purposefully Constructed By Washington Post to Push a Political Agenda. Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media, The Washington Post Kills Puppies When You're Not Looking

Sarah Lee at Red State,  The Story of the WaPo 'Scoop' and the Discovery of the Trump Recording Is So Much Worse Than It Appears and GA's Sec of State Ofc Has Some Explaining to Do. Pointing to the former GA Sec of State Raffensperger as the likely culprit. Of course, WaPoo and CNN et al aren't going to give their source, even if he gave them a lie, because he gave them what they wanted to publish.Curiously, most of the media claimed to "independently verify" the conversations, suggesting that one person, or one group the source for all. Insty, SO IT TURNS OUT THAT THE PRESS REPORTS ON TRUMP’S PHONE CALL TO THE GEORGIA SECRETARY OF STATE WERE ALL FALSE. "You know who knew this all along? Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. But he didn’t say anything to refute the story. Why not? Was he the “anonymous source” who led the press astray?"

tsar becket adams @BecketAdams

you all are missing the real story re: WaPo's correction of its Trump/Ga. investigations chief "scoop." the real scandal is that a bunch of newsrooms claimed at the time they “confirmed” the details of the "scoop" with their own anon sourcing.

PM, WATCH: Video shows the entire liberal media repeating the 'find the fraud' hoax. John Sexton at Hot Hair, Washington Post: Hey, Sorry These Headline-Grabbing Quotes By President Trump Were Made Up. Insty, THE MEDIA MALPRACTICE ON THE TRUMP-GEORGIA STORY KEEPS GETTING WORSE: Audio shows the media got the Trump-Georgia story all wrong.Twitter warning: Sharyl Attkisson@SharylAttkisson

Will the reporter who published such an egregious mistake, and the supposed source, be held to account? Or will it go the way of all the others?
Alex Marlow@AlexMarlow · 17h
The Washington Post just admitted to publishing fabricated quotes that suggested Trump was attempting a coup. This would be enough to tank the entire paper if there was any semblance of journalistic integrity left. https://breitbart.com/the-media/2021/03/15/washington-post-admits-trumps-find-the-fraud-quote-was-fake-news/

Switching gears to the Capitol incursion, and the resulting militarization of Washington D.C., Stacy McCain takes on The Conspiracy Theory at the Heart of the Capitol ‘Insurrection’ Prosecutions

Julie Kelly calls attention to the federal government’s case against Christopher Worrell of Cape Coral, Florida, as evidence that prosecutions of the Jan. 6 Capitol rioters are an attempt to criminalize political dissent. The feds do not even claim that Worrell entered the Capitol, but instead devote an enormous amount of effort to proving that Worrell (a) is a member of the Proud Boys and (b) sprayed pepper spray at a cop.

Let’s be clear: I am against pepper-spraying cops. However, there are a lot of Antifa who have done much worse than that, without being charged with federal felonies. So why did the FBI and the ATF raid Worrell to arrest him on felony charges? Julie Kelly explains:
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The case against Worrell and other rioters relies on the assertion that what they intended was not merely a protest against what they believed to be a massive election fraud, but rather an actual effort to prevent certification of the election results — an “insurrection.”

It is for this reason that the feds have devoted such enormous efforts to identifying members of the protest crowd, including those who, like Christopher Worrell, apparently never even went inside the Capitol on Jan. 6. Probably it was his association with Proud Boys that made Worrell such a high-priority target of the FBI. The Proud Boys are an “extremist” group, according to the feds, and therefore every member who was in D.C. on Jan. 6 is apparently a focus in the “insurrection” investigation. But having met both Gavin McInnes and Enrique Tarrio, I don’t consider either of them to be terrorist threats, and the case for regarding them as such seems to rely on the dubious tautology that anyone who is an enemy of Antifa must be a fascist. In other words, the official position of the U.S. Justice Department seems to be that any organized opposition to Antifa is a terrorist group.

Fox News,  Two men charged with assaulting Capitol Police officer Sicknick with chemical spray. "Autopsy results have not been released over two months after Jan. 6" Now, tell us who shot Ashli Babbitt.  Brianna Kraemer at JTN,  FBI searches retired Army sergeant's home, charges him with conspiracy in Capitol riot "Video shows retired Army Sgt. Kenneth Harrelson inside Capitol with Oath Keepers. Wife says members are "not terrorists."" Tyler O'Neil at PJ Media, Legacy Media Silent as Biden DHS Tear-Gasses Antifa Rioters in Portland. Insty, NO ENEMIES TO THE LEFT: Joy Behar Doesn’t Think Antifa Exists. Why does anyone care what Joy Behar thinks, if indeed, she does?

Stolen from Insty,
who stole it from FaceBook
Stacy Lennox at PJ Media, National Guard Association Echoes Pleas to End Capitol Occupation. Insty, RETURN TO NORMALCY: Washington D.C. Falls Under Permanent Military Occupation: When are the troops leaving? Never, if the Democrats have their way. "Nothing says we totally won a legit election, you guys, like surrounding the Capitol with troops and razor wire."

InstySTEPHEN KRUISER: Military Brass Bravely Launch Operation Tucker Carlson.

Carlson was merely noting that the United States military’s focus might be a little off, especially considering the threat from China that grows larger by the day. Several official military accounts responded by proving him right. Sgt. Emo and his ilk are an embarrassment. This great land is well and truly lost forever if more military leadership comes down with a case of the wokes.

I have a difficult time believing that most of our men and women who serve are like that, but who knows here in Topsy Turvy Land?

There was some backpedaling and apologizing by a couple of the official accounts that went after Carlson, but the real problem is that they felt comfortable doing it in the first place.
And the military are still posing for anti-Republican photo-ops and YouTube clips: ‘The military is not a play thing:’ Congressman has Guam National Guard march on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s office.

A thread from Kurt Schlicter, I imagine our woke military leadership thought they would benefit from the prior default support American normals had for “the military” when jumping into politics against @TuckerCarlson. Except they failed to note how normals had been burned by other institutions previously.. PM, Ted Cruz demands the US Marines stop attacking civilians who criticize policy like Tucker Carlson

Twitchy, ‘The military is not a play thing’: Congressman has Guam National Guard march on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s office  

We missed whenever it was that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called Guam a “foreign land,” but Michael San Nicolas, delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives for Guam’s at-large congressional district, decided as long as the National Guard was in town for no apparent reason he’d march them to Greene’s office to educate her.

Sundance, Military as a Tool – Democrats March Willing Military Troops into Capitol to Intimidate Civilian Representative

Imagine for a moment that Senator Ted Cruz marched a contingent of the uniformed military into the offices of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to refute her points about Texas border detention camps…. The media headlines would be shouting: “Civilian Representative Threatened by Right Wing Manipulation and U.S. Military”, followed shortly by demands for resignations and court martial for the service members.

Sundance asks, or rather, tells, What’s Going on With U.S. Military and Democrat Politicization of The Institution 

Da Caller, Congressman Asks Attorney General, Secretary Of Treasury To Investigate Funds Raised By Left-Wing Charity Platform, Citing Terror Concerns. A major election fund raiser for Democrats also giving money to other, better known, terrorists?

Rumble, Patrick Byrne Shares His Book: "The Deep Rig," Which Exposes The 2020 Election & The Capitol Event

The Deep Rig at Amazon (I'm surprised they carry it). The link might put a few cents in my pocket through the Amazon Associates program.

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