Major WaPo/NY Times retraction of fake story about Rudy and OANN


The Washington Post had to retract a completely false story claiming One America News and Rudy Giuliani were warned by the FBI that they were targeted in a Russian disinformation campaign. The outlet had a source or two who gave them the fake story and they went with it without confirming anything.

Why retract it when all they print is garbage anyway? The NY Times reprinted the story, also without verifying it. I don’t know if they retracted it yet. There is nothing on the article.

They’re so corrupt and incompetent, but not embarrassed and they won’t do a thing about it. These people are propagandists. How can you believe a thing they say?

Here’s an excerpt from the fake story:

The FBI became aware in late 2019 that Rudolph W. Giuliani was the target of a Russian influence operation aimed at circulating falsehoods intended to damage President Biden politically ahead of last year’s election, according to people familiar with the matter.

Officials planned to warn Giuliani as part of an extensive effort by the bureau to alert members of Congress and at least one conservative media outlet, One America News, that they faced a risk of being used to further Russia’s attempt to influence the election’s outcome, said several current and former U.S. officials. All spoke on the condition of anonymity because the matter remains highly sensitive.

The FBI became aware of the Russian information operation at a time when Giuliani was deeply involved with former president Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign and related activities in Ukraine to surface unflattering or incriminating information about the Biden family. The revelation comes as the FBI this week seized Giuliani’s cellphone and other electronic devices as part of a long-running criminal investigation into whether the onetime New York mayor and personal attorney for Trump acted as an unregistered foreign agent.

They’d write anything to make the Right look bad.

We’ve deleted an earlier tweet saying the FBI warned Rudolph W. Giuliani that he was the target of a Russian misinformation campaign, which he has since disputed. This story has been corrected.

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