The largest papers in the country — The NY Times and Washington Post — were forced to take back their report about the FBI’s discussions with Trump’s lawyer and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
The Post last week was the first to publish their take that Giuliani was warned by the feds that he was the target of a Russian attempt to alter the 2020 election. Using unnamed sources, the news outlet also claimed One America News (OAN) was told the same thing by the FBI.
But over the weekend, the Post issued a correction saying it had removed both statements.
“A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that OAN was told by the Federal Bureau Of Investigation that its organization was the focus of a Russian operation,” the updated article says. “It was also asserted that the FBI had given a similar briefing to Rudolph Giuliani. This new version has been changed to remove these statements,” the article read.
The NY Times also changed its bad reporting. “A previous version of this article wrongly stated that Rudolph Giuliani got a formal warning from the F.B.I. about Russian attempts to use him to alter the 2020 election. Giuliani did not get such a briefing,” The Times wrote over the weekend.
Meanwhile, NBC was also forced to issue their correction, saying that its reporting was based on one source but that a second source refuted the incorrect information.
Author: Steven Sinclaire