For years, this publication and those affiliated with us have reported that the ‘mainstream media’ was lying about President Donald Trump being in cahoots with Russia in an attempt to “steal” the 2016 election from one of the most corrupt people ever to hold public office, Hillary Clinton.
Surpassed only by her presidential husband, Hillary’s corruption is legendary, and in fact, when it comes to the planting of false stories designed to ensnare Trump, she was smack-dab in the middle of it.
One of her greatest ‘accomplishments’ was devising the phony Trump-Russia collusion narrative, at the center of which was a fake “dossier” paid for by her campaign with funds laundered through political ‘consultancy’ firm Fusion GPS. The dossier was then leaked to various news outlets and to various politicians including the late “maverick” Sen. John McCain, a RINO who was so angered and offended by Trump’s victory he was willing to do anything to bring Trump down (because McCain never even got close to the presidency after losing badly to Barack Obama, the second-most corrupt president ever).
Mind you, the mainstream media was all-in on this fake conspiracy; outlets like The New York Times and the Washington Post led the way even though they did not publish the dossier. Other outlets, like Buzzfeed News did, which then allowed the Times, the Post and every other left-wing mainstream outlet to ‘reference’ Buzzfeed’s article to feed the fake narrative to the public.
But now, finally, after years of lying to their readers, these same publications are going back and correcting the record after the dossier’s main liar, a Russian operative, was indicted by special counsel John Durham last month, according to Fox News, which reported the details:
The Washington Post made headlines last week when it corrected and altered two stories that inaccurately identified a key source of the discredited anti-Trump Steele dossier – but the paper also added editor’s notes to at least 14 other reports.
The two stories, published in March 2017 and February 2019, were changed when the newspaper’s executive editor, Sally Buzbee, said she could no longer stand by their accuracy. The post added editor’s notes, amended headlines, removed sections identifying Sergei Millian as the source and deleted an accompanying video summarizing the articles.
“The changes came after Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the Trump-Russia probe further discredited the already-shaky dossier when Russian national Igor Danchenko, who is believed to be a sub-source for the dossier, was indicted,” the report added.
According to the Post’s media reporter, Paul Farhi, the indictment indicates that “Danchenko may have gotten his information about the hotel encounter not from Millian but from a Democratic Party operative with long-standing ties to Hillary Clinton,” adding that an ally of Clinton’s, Charles Dolan Jr. might be the unnamed operative.
The corrected reporting has also appeared in other Post stories that were fake news when they were published.
For instance, a March 29, 2017 article headlined, “Trump’s First 100 Days: An investigation,” now includes a long editor’s note that is now common in the paper’s archives of similar stories.
“An earlier version of this story published March 29, 2017, referred to previous reporting in The Washington Post that Belarusan-American businessman Sergei Millian had been a source of information for a dossier of unverified allegations against Donald Trump. In November 2021, The Post removed that material from the original 2017 story after the account was contradicted by allegations in a federal indictment and undermined by further reporting. References to the initial report have been removed from this piece,” the paper has added to online versions of the story.
There are many other corrections that the Post could — and should — make regarding their reports on Trump. But the Post isn’t alone; the Times has a lot of work to do, as well, to clean up its reputation as a primary source of fake news about the Trump administration, as do many others who repeated the lies verbatim as fed to them by the deep state aligned to take Trump down.