The leftwing Washington Post attacked rising Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina Monday. Something about unpaid campaign debts from her 2010 Senate run, as though such a thing is unique. When Fiorina was asked about it by another news outlet, she disputed the story and attacked the Post’s waning credibility.
Tuesday, the Post’s Katie Zezima covered Fiorina’s response with three glaring lies. The first two lies are of omission. The third lie is just another bald-faced Washington Post lie.
So here’s what happened:
According to Mark Murray of NBC News, Fiorina said in response to the story about her campaign debt, “I don’t think Washington Post has much credibility anymore. They also said I wasn’t a secretary[.]”
Rather than report that, the Post selectively edited Fiorina’s statement into this:
Fiorina said Monday that The Post doesn’t “have much credibility” anymore.
Then, waaaaaayyyyy down at the bottom in the article’s last paragraph, Zezima mentions Fiorina’s dispute over the Post’s partisan fact-check that falsely claimed Fiorina has not risen from secretary to CEO:
Fiorina has also said that a Post fact-check on the life story she tells on the trail, of her rising from secretary to CEO, is “ludicrous.” The Post fact-check states that Fiorina glosses over pertinent details of her life story.
Washington Post Lie #1: Selectively editing Fiorina’s statement.
Washington Post Lie #2: In that last paragraph, Zezima still doesn’t tell readers that Fiorina brought up the Post’s bogus “secretary to CEO” fact check in her statement.
Washington Post Lie #3: In that last paragraph, Zezima writes, “The Post fact-check states that Fiorina glosses over pertinent details of her life story.”
That is not just a lie, it is a shameless lie.
In the fact-check headline, the Washington Post called Fiorina’s 100% true “secretary to CEO” claim “bogus.”
That’s the word the fact-checker used: “bogus.”
Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler also has a history of using the threat of fact checks to openly taunt Republican women.
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