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General Category => Politics => Topic started by: PeteS in CA on September 08, 2020, 04:42:12 PM

Title: WASHINGTON POST ACKNOWLEDGES THEY MISQUOTED ME, BURIES CORRECTION
Post by: PeteS in CA on September 08, 2020, 04:42:12 PM
WASHINGTON POST ACKNOWLEDGES THEY MISQUOTED ME, BURIES CORRECTION

https://www.outkick.com/washington-post-acknowledges-they-misquoted-me-buries-correction/ (https://www.outkick.com/washington-post-acknowledges-they-misquoted-me-buries-correction/)

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On Thursday the Washington Post published a 2300 word article about me on the front page of their sports section. ... “Clay Travis is Trump’s Secret Weapon in the Fight Over College Football,” featured just 94 words in quotes from me.

All of those quotes were taken out of context and one of them wasn’t accurate at all.

In reality, I spoke with the Washington Post for over an hour. The transcript of our conversation filled 28 single-spaced pages. ...
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I knew the piece wasn’t going to be an accurate reflection of what I said so I recorded the entire interview and on Friday posted the transcript ... . ...

This was an agenda-driven hit piece designed to make me, Outkick, and Jason Whitlock all look bad. Truth, accuracy and honest reporting was never the goal of this piece.
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It’s important to note what is going on here.

1. The Washington Post published a dishonest and factually incorrect article about me.

2. When I published the actual transcript of their questions and my responses to those questions the paper changed an inaccurate quote and made a notation at the bottom of an online article that almost no one would see.
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4. These mistakes were made even though I told the paper I was recording our interview and would publish the transcript if their article took my quotes out of context or incorrectly quoted me.

5. The only reason any of you even know this error occurred — or about how dishonest and untrue the piece they wrote was — is because I own my own media company and can demonstrate all the dishonesty in their work by publishing a transcript and response on this site.

This is the kind of hit-piece sloppiness that has become the norm at the WashPost when they think their target can't respond effectively.
Title: Re: WASHINGTON POST ACKNOWLEDGES THEY MISQUOTED ME, BURIES CORRECTION
Post by: Cyber Liberty on September 08, 2020, 05:29:40 PM
WASHINGTON POST ACKNOWLEDGES THEY MISQUOTED ME, BURIES CORRECTION

https://www.outkick.com/washington-post-acknowledges-they-misquoted-me-buries-correction/ (https://www.outkick.com/washington-post-acknowledges-they-misquoted-me-buries-correction/)

This is the kind of hit-piece sloppiness that has become the norm at the WashPost when they think their target can't respond effectively.

Or even if they can.  They knew full well the author could and would set the record straight, and they lied anyway.