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March 17, 2021

The Same Staffer That Made the Recording of Trump's Call to the Georgia Secretary of State Also Leaked a Falsified Version of the Call to the Washington Post?

So says the American Conservative.

Of course, we're all wondering if this same person then deleted the only copy of the phone call recording, so that her falsified account of the call could never be refuted by comparison with the actual recording.

What the fuck is going on in the Georgia Secretary of State office?

This is what I was thinking about when I wondered why "Republicans" go along with shit like Stacy Abrams "count every illegal vote" plan -- what racial blackmail material do Democrats have on these miscreants?

The person who gave the erroneous quotes for the December 23 story has been identified by the Washington Post as Jordan Fuchs, Deputy Secretary of State of Georgia. She gave an interview to the Post‘s Erik Wemple on Tuesday, telling him "I believe the story accurately reflected the investigator's interpretation of the call. The only mistake here was in the direct quotes, and they should have been more of a summary." She continued:

"I think it's pretty absurd for anybody to suggest that the president wasn’t urging the investigator to 'find the fraud,'" Fuchs added, "These are quotes that [Watson] told me at the time."

Why was this leftwing cunt leaking to the Washington Post at all?

When the recording was published by the Wall Street Journal, they noted:

When The Post first reported on the call, state officials said they did not believe that a recording existed. Officials located the recording on a trash folder on Watson's device while responding to a public records request, according to a person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the internal process.

Wonder who that was? As for the original, erroneous characterizations given by Fuchs, if she was truly concerned about illegal pressure being applied on the phone call, which Watson claims she did not feel, she could have gone to law enforcement and preserved the call record. Instead, she went to the Washington Post and the recording was put in the trash.

"They secretly recorded the telephone call, mischaracterized its contents to the news media and then attempted to destroy the recording. It is confidence-shattering," David Shafer, chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, told TAC.

T. Becket Adams has a good question:

Okay, so the Washington Post ran fake quotes from a dishonest leaker.

So how did all of the other media outlets "confirm" the fake quotes?

It's one thing if a single news outlet publishes a bogus anonymously sourced "scoop."

It's another thing entirely if multiple newsrooms claim they independently "confirmed" the bogus "scoop" with anonymous sources of their own.

The former can reasonably be explained away as a simple error; the latter is not so simple. It's unrealistic so many sources would be wrong about the same thing. It's more likely competing newsgroups spoke with the same anonymous person or people, which leads to uncomfortable questions about whether the media were intentionally manipulated and whether this is a regular occurrence.

Glenn Greenwald notices this looks a lot like the political op the leftwing DNC Media ran on Trump in 2016-2020.

He recalls the false and malicious CNN claim that Trump, Jr. had advanced knowledge of a coming Wikileak dump, no doubt provided to him by his Russian Handler.

This false claim -- which was incredibly due to CNN reading a date wrong -- was then "confirmed" by both NBC and CBS.

They all "confirmed" each other's misreading of a date!

As it turns out, there was one small problem with the CNN story: it was completely and utterly false. The email to Trump, Jr. on which the entire bombshell was based was sent after WikiLeaks began publishing the archive, not before. And it was sent not by some super-secret inside source with the Kremlin or WikiLeaks, but by a random member of the public who, having read about the WikiLeaks publications in the newspaper, emailed Trump, Jr. to encourage him to take a look.

How "multiple sources" all got the date on the email wrong -- mis-reading it as September 4 rather than the real date of the email: September 14 -- was never explained by CNN. That is because corporate media outlets believe they owe the public no explanation or accountability for the massive errors they commit.

But what was most notable about this episode is that it was not just CNN which reported this fraudulent story. An hour or so after the network shook the political world with its graphics-and-music-shaped bombshell, other news networks -- including MSNBC and CBS News -- claimed that they had obtained what they called "independent confirmation" that the story was true.

We've seen this Political Op run a hundred times now: A Deep State operative, or a Democrat official (or both), or a neocon fake Republican with an axe to grind, tells a lie to a media pal.

Then he tells the same lie to a bunch of other media palz, with everyone claiming they've "confirmed" the original story, deceiving the public into thinking that multiple sources are confirming the story.

When it's only been the one liar, all along.

Note that the media never clarifies this. They never say, "NBC spoke to the same source who spoke to the Washington Post, who repeated her story."

No, they claim a "source" has "confirmed it," dishonestly suggesting that they went to a second party who confirmed the first party's claims.

They do this on purpose. Obviously, it would be very easy to ask a source if she's the exact same source the original story is based on. And in fact I imagine the media does ask this.

But then they deliberately hide the answer from the public.

And that's how Democracy Dies in Darkness.

And no matter how many times the left runs this exact same op, NeverTrump and the Twitter-Fabulous of the Pseudoright fall for it every single FUCKING time, all the while praising themselves for being "the smart people" who "really understand how politics works."

Because they learned how to think in college, you see.

Whereas most of us learned how to think long before then.


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