NYT, Washington Post, NBC Retract Giuliani reporting

The death of journalism V

Bet you didn’t notice these retractions by the Washington Post, New York Times and NBCNews. The Epoch Times reports:

The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NBC News have retracted earlier reporting that incorrectly stated former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was directly warned by the FBI that he was targeted by a Russian intelligence influence operation.

The stories came after federal investigators executed a search warrant at the home and office of the former New York mayor. The searches were allegedly linked to Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine, while Giuliani said he believes the search warrant was issued because he allegedly failed to filewith the Department of Justice (DOJ) for representing a Ukrainian national or office. He has since denied any wrongdoing.

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  • They used two anonymous sources, again. The retractions should give the names of these anonymous sources. Just like the sources that said Brian Skelnick died from getting hitting on the head with a fire extinguisher. BIG headlines, small barely noticeable retractions.

  • "The Epoch Times opposes the Chinese Communist Party,[20] promotes far-right politicians in Europe,[3][5] and has backed President Donald Trump in the U.S.;[21] a 2019 report by NBC News showed it to be the second-largest funder of pro-Trump Facebook advertising after the Trump campaign.[18][22][23] The Epoch Media Group's news sites and YouTube channels have spread conspiracy theories such as QAnon and anti-vaccine misinformation.[18][24][25] In 2020, the New York Times called it a "global-scale misinformation machine".[21] The Epoch Times frequently promotes other Falun Gong affiliated groups, such as the performing arts company Shen Yun"


  • These are the people you accept as good journalists?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Will you never tire of arguing from authority?

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    I'll bite. What's wrong with arguing from authority? It seems sound to me.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Not if you don't argue the substance. Not if you want to be led around by the nose. Not if you can't think for yourself.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    So, you believe in arguing the substance of things about which you have little personal knowledge? That way, you "think for yourself?" I would use a different verb than "think."

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Whether they are good journalists or not, they are reporting a factual story, those media DID retract the story, and the retractions received little notice. However, Brian Selter and CNN reported it on Reliable Sources, surprise! surprise! Will you denigrate CNN? You like to shoot the messenger and ignore the message.

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