The purported “bombshell” January 9 story that President Trump pressured Georgia election officials to “find the fraud” turns out to be a hoax promoted by the Jeff Bezos/Amazon-owned Washington Post, which has in turn scrubbed the internet of original versions of the publication.
Readers may recall how major corporate news media fell in lockstep, parroting the Post’s erroneous report, making it an international sensation that turned out to be a big lie.
The Hill reports:
The Washington Post has added a lengthy correction to a bombshell report from early January that had said then-President Trump told Georgia’s top elections investigator during a phone call to “find the fraud” and that they would be “a national hero” if they did so.
“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,” the Post said Thursday in a 129-word correction published atop the story.