(ConservativeHub.com) – The media has a responsibility to verify information before releasing it and “take responsibility for the accuracy” of its work. The Washington Post (WaPo) recently fell short on both accounts and may end up having to pay a steep price for its mistake.
The Post published an article on January 9 that grossly misquoted Donald Trump regarding a phone call he made to a Georgia elections investigator. Georgia officials later found a recording of the call, and WaPo had to publish a lengthy correction on March 11.
Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, discussed the incident during a March 15 appearance on Steve Bannon’s podcast. Giuliani pointed out that WaPo has a pattern of publishing articles harmful to Trump and opined that Trump had grounds to sue The Washington Post for its reckless false reporting.
The Washington Post has a history of being sued for making false claims. Last summer, it settled a $250 million lawsuit with a teenager arising from its misleading coverage of a clash between him and a Native American protester in Washington DC. Journalism is a pillar of American society, but reporting needs to be fair, balanced, and above all, accurate.
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