WaPo Publishes Fake News Story of Electric Grid Hack by Russia

What makes this story about the Washington Post creating hysteria by claiming the Russians hacked a Vermont electric company so incredible is that the paper broke a cardinal rule of journalism in publishing it.

They didn’t get confirmation from the electric company that the story was true.

  • Ron MacDonald
  • huron

    what does research have to dowith it? say what you want

  • Brett_McS

    True, schmoo. It’s chock full of truthiness.

  • Blacksmith

    The truth is irrelevant, only the agenda matters.

  • Exile1981

    I hope Trump cracks down and makes these papers spend as much print space printing the retraction as they did the original story.

    • Maurice Miner

      AND not on page 38 in a solitary paragraph – it needs to be as BOLD as the original crap!

    • V10_Rob

      I think that’d make a damn fine law, that all corrections and retractions must be printed on the same page with the same headline font as the original erroneous reporting. It’d certainly encourage journos to do their job and actually check their facts first.

      • Maurice Miner

        Hmmm… a “law” – a nice thought, but not the sort of thing we need in the brave new world of 3 week’s time.

        We need to get out of the GroupThink that ensures that a new law or regulation is the ultimate answer to any problem.

        Historically, capitalism has been the arbiter of bullshit – if someone is seen to be promulgating Fake News, then the peeps don’t buy their papers.

        Nowadays, I think it is a bit more difficult.

        We need to put our collective heads together, to work out a way of dealing with crap in the new World.

      • Exile1981

        Exactly. If your magazine has a 20 page story on an obvious fake rape than the next edition will have a 20 page retraction.

  • BillyHW

    I’m sure Zuck will ban WaPo from Facebook now.

  • bob e

    sick to death of this .. how do these tossers make any money ??

    • Maurice Miner

      They don’t make any money, which is why they are terrified.

      Sleep well, as in three weeks, the entire paradigm will shift…

  • Kellman Amos

    Believe me, the people in Vermont are totally disgusted with the idiot out-going governor, Peter Shumlin, and the totally senile dolt, Vermont Senator Leahy, that jumped on this fake story as though they were a couple of superheroes instead of the ignorant, delusional democrats that they are. Just a pair of tards that took the bait hook, line and sinker. So embarrassing.

  • WalterBannon

    WAPO is a fake news paper

  • mauser 98

    …placed their

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  • simus1

    Wapo – it’s like what the National Enquirer would be if they dropped their very thorough fact checking staff.

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