The Washington Post is the dominant daily newspaper in Washington, D.C. with an average daily circulation that peaked at 832,232 in 1993 and has fallen to only 638,800 as of 2007. It was founded in 1877. Its current op-ed columnists include George Will and David Ignatius and formerly included Robert Novak and David Broder. It exhibits a strong left-wing bias.
The Washington Post, Amazon, CIA deal
In 2013 the Washington Post was acquired by Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. That same year, Amazon also obtained a CIA contract worth $600 million, at least twice what Bezos paid for the Post. The Institute for Public Accuracy released a statement condemning the move.
When the main shareholder in one of the very largest corporations in the world benefits from a massive contract with the CIA on the one hand, and that same billionaire owns the Washington Post on the other hand, there are serious problems. The Post is unquestionably the political paper of record in the United States, and how it covers governance sets the agenda for the balance of the news media. Citizens need to know about this conflict of interest in the columns of the Post itself.
The Nation magazine also condemned the conflict of interest.
President Trump delivered what many called the greatest speech of his career at Mount Rushmore on July 3, 2020, devoted to celebrating the idealism of the American Revolution, the suppression of the Confederate insurrection in the Civil War and the abolition of slavery, and the enactment — albeit tardily — of the Jeffersonian promise, renewed by Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, that all men are created equal. The Washington Post editorial board declared that he had reached “new depths of depravity.”
Russia collusion hoax
The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN and numerous other organizations reported fabricated information by anonymous sources throughout 2016, 2017, and 2018. The published reports became the basis of the Trump-Russia conspiracy hoax and FISA abuse scandal. When mainstream media published the false information, the Obama FBI, Justice Department, CIA and DNI used the fake news (originating with themselves) as supposed corroboration from "independent journalists" to begin investigations, interviews, perjury traps, seek warrants, perform Gang of Eight briefings, and appoint a Special Prosecutor to pursue political objectives.
- Michael Sussmann who worked with the general counsel of the Clinton campaign and the DNC gave fake evidence to the FBI and New York Times that a webserver in Trump Tower was communicating with a Russian bank. The smears were found to be without foundation.
- Christopher Steele who worked for Hillary Clinton gave false evidence to the FBI and numerous mainstream media outlets that Carter Page was a Russian spy, when in fact Page was a former FBI informant who helped jail Russian spies.
- Steele gave bogus sexual innuendo about Trump to the FBI; DNI James Clapper leaked to CNN than that Trump had been briefed on the information, thus creating a "Breaking News" story.
On January 12, 2017 David Ignatius of the Washington Post published a felonious leak of Gen. Michael Flynn's phone call with Russian Ambassador Kislyak. "What did Flynn say, and did it undercut the U.S. sanctions?" Ignatius asked. "The Logan Act (though never enforced) bars U.S. citizens from correspondence intending to influence a foreign government about 'disputes' with the United States." As a member of the Trump transition team, Flynn was legally authorized to make the call. Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who lied to the American people about the Benghazi massacre, “unmasked” Flynn’s name and it was leaked to Ignatius. The illegal leak of classified information by the Obama administration carries a 10 prison sentence, verses the 5 years for lying to the FBI which Flynn eventually was charged with and thoroughly exonerated.
2020 Marxist riots
- See also: 2020 Leftwing insurrection
Karen Attiah, Global Opinions editor for the Washington Post, tweeted a message that suggested that “white women” were “lucky” no one was calling for “revenge.”
“The lies & tears of White women hath wrought: -The 1921 Tulsa Massacre – Murder of Emmet Till – Exclusion of Black women from feminist movements – 53% of white women voting for Trump.
Sympathy for jihadism
The Washington Post columnist Max Boot penned an opinion piece insinuating blowing up three children with a suicide vest proves ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was not a coward. The assertion that Baghdadi died as a coward was contradicted by the fact that rather than be captured he blew himself up,” Boot wrote.
Baghdadi took three young children as human shields with him as he fled American soldiers, and then detonated his own suicide vest while they were all cornered in a dead-end tunnel. Risking and taking the lives of three, innocent children is cowardly. Chrissy Clark of The Federalist noted,
"Of course, we should consider that this opinion comes from the same columnist who previously claimed he would rather vote for Josef Stalin, the Soviet dictator whose regime killed tens of millions of its own people, than Donald Trump."
History of WaPo fake news reporting
In the Kavanaugh smear, false sexual abuse allegations were leaked by Senate Democrat committee staffers to produce sensationalized headlines and martial public pressure in an emotional cause.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein or a staffer leaked a letter from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to the Washington Post alleging notes from a therapist and a polygraph exam were material evidence of a sexual assault, sparking a hue and cry on the Left for extended nomination hearings and FBI investigation of Judge Kavanaugh. The alleged "material evidence" was never provided to the FBI or Senate Judiciary Committee for examination and consideration, and the accuser caught in a series of conflicting sworn public statements.
- In 1981, Janet Cooke, a reporter hired by Ben Bradlee, described in a series of articles entitled Jimmy's World the profile of an eight-year old heroin addict. Cooke was nominated by Bob Woodward for the Pulitzer Prize, which she won after it was established that the story was a complete fiction.[Citation Needed]Post Ombudsman Bill Green concluded an investigation with several comments and recommendations, including "The scramble for journalistic prizes is poisonous. The obligation is to inform readers, not to collect frameable certificates, however prestigious."  The Ombudsman said of Bradlee, "Ensuring accuracy was the editor's job, and he had failed miserably." Woodward said of his nomination for the Pulitzer Prize, “It would be absurd for me or any other editor to review the authenticity or accuracy of stories that are nominated for prizes.”
- In 1998 the Post printed a series of denials regarding public leaks of depositions given by President Clinton in the Jones v. Clinton case contrary to an Order of the Court. Dr. Deni Elliot of the Practical Ethics Center after reviewing the matter concluded the Washington Post knew the source of the illegal leaks yet "knowingly deceived its readers" by alleging the leaks could have come from the Court or the opposing counsels office. Dr. Elliot wrote in the Organization of News Ombudsmen's publication, “The Post intentionally lied to its readers in printing this set of denials", and "None of this sounds like the making of ethical principles".
- A poorly-sourced February 4, 2017 Washington Post article claimed a feud existed between DHS Secretary John F. Kelly and Steve Bannon, when in fact, none existed. The article's author was forced to admit his error. In June 2017, the Associated Press reported, and later corrected, a story that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris – something which did not actually happen.
- The Washington Post published a fake news story that Russia hacked the U.S. power grid in 2016.
- The Washington Post reported in June 2017 of a meeting held between President Trump and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai that never occurred.
- A Washington Post article claimed that 4.2 percent of American children had witnessed a shooting (this is one in 24). This was based on a survey question which they (deliberately? negligently?) misinterpreted:
- The actual question the researchers asked was, "At any time in (your child’s/your) life, (was your child/were you) in any place in real life where (he/she/you) could see or hear people being shot, bombs going off, or street riots?" So they mixed in "witnessed a shooting" with "heard a street riot", etc.
- In November 2017, The Washington Post claimed that the conservative Breitbart News created the nickname "Mr. Perfect" when referring to Jared Kushner, while in reality, Kushner's own companies created the nickname to promote themselves in China. Also in November 2017, MSNBC's Morning Joe show was caught broadcasting a pre-taped post-Thanksgiving show while pretending on air to be broadcasting live.
- In November 2017, an allegedly unbiased Washington Post reporter was caught giving strategic advice to Democrats at a major conference.
- After Special Counsel Robert Mueller thoroughly debunked the Russiagate conspiracy theory, CNN's Jim Sciutto attempted to resuscitate the discredited hoax alleging that the CIA had to extract a deep cover asset from Russia because of fear that President Trump would out the asset's identity to Vladimir Putin. The New York Times, Washington Post, and CIA were quick to refute the story. The extraction occurred because of John Brennan and Obama administration leaks in the early days of the Trump-Russia hoax that put in danger of exposure and the lives of CIA assets in Russia.
- In the Immanuel Christian School/Karen Pence hate crime hoax, a 12-year-old girl claimed that three boys at Immanuel Christian School held her down and cut her dreadlocks while using the racially charged term "nappy." The wife of Vice President Mike Pence, Karen Pence works at the school. CNN's Bakari Sellers, NBC, CBS, CNN, The New York Times, and The Washington Post all reported the incident nationwide and used the incident to attack Karen Pence. The girl's family finally released a statement acknowledging the initial allegation was false. They apologized to all involved: "To those young boys and their parents, we sincerely apologize for the pain and anxiety these allegations have caused," they wrote. "To the administrators and families of Immanuel Christian School, we are sorry for the damage this incident has done to trust within the school family and the undue scorn it has brought to the school. To the broader community, who rallied in such passionate support for our daughter, we apologize for betraying your trust."
- In April 2018, the Associated Press and The Washington Post falsely claimed that the NRA decided to ban concealed carry at an upcoming speech by Vice President Mike Pence at its convention, when it was actually the Secret Service that forced the organization to do so.
- As the 2019 impeachment sham was ginned up, both the Washington Post and Lawfareblog's Ukrainian collusion timelines claim that Hunter Biden joined Burisma in May 2014, whereas Burisima's own website and Deutsche Welle reported that Hunter Biden's hiring was just four days prior to Vice President Biden's pledging $50 million in U.S. taxpayer provided funds to Ukraine. Democrats issued phoney subpoenas to build an impeachment case.
- The Washington Post falsely reported in August 2018 that the Trump Administration was denying passports to Hispanic Americans along the border with Mexico, and The New York Times falsely reported in September 2018 that UN Ambassador Nikki Haley spent $53,000 on curtains when they actually were approved during the Obama Administration.
The Washington Post has a so-called "fact checker" that makes fun of several famous conservatives, anything, whether people, tools, or websites. They praise to China by saying that they are not an "enemy", they say Trump lied tens of thousands of times (Of course, everyone lied at least once, except Jesus), but they are saying this to make fun of him, in a nasty manner. Glenn Kessler, owner of this " fact-checker" from the Washington Post, is a very good friend of Xi Jinping.
Noted Washington Post fake news reporters
The following are noted for fake news reporting:
- Hayward, John (February 8, 2017). Fake News: DHS Secretary Calls WaPo ‘John Kelly-Steve Bannon Feud’ a ‘Fantasy Story’. Breitbart News. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
- Boyle, Matthew (June 30, 2017). Fake News: Associated Press Engulfed in CNN-Level Scandal as It Covers Up Invention of Imaginary Pruitt Meeting. Breitbart News. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
- Leetaru, Kalev, "'Fake News' And How The Washington Post Rewrote Its Story On Russian Hacking Of The Power Grid," Forbes, Jan 1, 2017.
- Moran, Sean (June 23, 2017). Fake News: Washington Post Invents Meeting Between FCC Chair Ajit Pai and President Trump. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
- 19 kids are shot every day in the United States
- How news organizations, including this one, unintentionally misinformed the public on guns
- Mason, Ian (November 27, 2017). WaPo Forgets Kushners Came Up with ‘Mr. Perfect’ on Their Own. Breitbart News. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
- Rodriguez, Katherine (November 26, 2017). Fake News: Morning Joe Caught Pretending Pre-Taped Day After Thanksgiving Show Was Live. Breitbart News. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
- Nolte, John (November 24, 2017). WaPo Reporter Janell Ross Gave Strategy Briefing at Secret Dem Gathering. Breitbart News. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
- Flood, Brian (November 24, 2017). Washington Post reporter caught plotting liberal agenda with billionaire George Soros. Fox News. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
- Multiple references:
- Hawkins, Awr (April 30, 2018). Fake News: AP, WaPo Claim NRA Bans Guns at Mike Pence Speech. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
- Adelmann, Bob (May 1, 2018). More Fake News: NRA Bans Guns at Its Own Convention! The New American. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
- Richardson, Bradford (April 30, 2018). AP issues correction on report that NRA banned guns for Mike Pence speech. The Washington Times. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
- Concha, Joe (April 30, 2018). AP corrects earlier report that NRA banned guns at Pence speech. The Hill. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
- Multiple references:
- Munro, Neil (August 30, 2018). State Dept. Slams WaPo Claim Texas Latinos Are Being Denied Passports. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
- Munro, Neil (September 17, 2018). Washington Post Busted for Fake News of Trump Admin ‘Denying Passports’ to Latinos. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
- Adams, Becket (September 17, 2018). The Washington Post's 'scoop' on Trump revoking visas at the border — it was a pile of garbage. Washington Examiner. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
- Stoltzfoos, Rachel (September 18, 2018). Legacy Outlets Add Two More Botched Hit Pieces To A Pile Of Stinky Reporting On Trump. The Federalist. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
- Multiple references:
- Flood, Brian (September 14, 2018). New York Times admits creating 'unfair impression' about Nikki Haley's $53G curtains that were OK'd by Obama administration. Fox News. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
- Nolte, John (September 14, 2018). New York Times Spreads Fake News About Nikki Haley’s $52,701 Curtains. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 18, 2018.