A minor correction from Jeff Bezos’ government social justice rag.
Correction: 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. Trump did not tell the investigator to “find the fraud” or say she would be “a national hero” if she did so.
The Washington Post smear job followed the new familiar template of the WaPo/New York Times building their anti-Trump stories around anonymous sources.
The “find the fraud” quote made its way everywhere, but it was never a real quote. The business of producing Trump quotes though had become commonplace with books and articles including extensive quotes that were implausible without someone taking extensive notes.
These fictionalized accounts created the unreal illusion of reality. And it made its way into the impeachment farce.
Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., repeated the now-corrected quotes while encouraging senators to convict Trump in the Senate impeachment trial on Feb. 10.
“Trump urged him, ‘Find the fraud,’ and claimed the official would be a national hero if he did. Let’s call this what it is. He was asking the official to say there was evidence of fraud when there wasn’t any,” Dean said, referring to Watson as a “he” when she should have said “she.”
Gender is just a state of mind anyway. So are accurate quotes. And by this point the damage was done anyway.
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