Tag Archives: Washington Post

Computer intrusions and Washington smears

The following is an opinion and analysis  Why did Washington Post gossip blogger Erik Wemple appeal to Hillary Clinton confidant Philippe Reines for a “wide-ranging discussion” about me in 2013 (the year CBS News first confirmed the intrusion and exfiltration of files from my computer by uninvited, outsiders)? And why was Wemple willing to let Reines “stipulate” […]

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Fact Check: The Washington Post on Sen. Graham’s Military Service

The Washington Post published a lengthy article in which the premise appears to be that Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a recently retired Colonel in the Air Force Reserve, is a military lightweight who never did much real service, didn’t deserve his promotions, received favor for his congressional position and traded […]

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Fact Check: The Washington Post on Donald Trump and John McCain

[Above image: Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference] Donald Trump appears to have gotten under the skin of not only Democrats, but also fellow Republicans and the news media. Has that subjected Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, to unfair and/or inaccurate reporting? An article in the Washington Post today […]

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Fact Check: Washington Post’s Alyssa Rosenberg’s Errors

A fellow journalist forwarded me a Washington Post article by a woman named Alyssa Rosenberg, and pointed out that it serves as a textbook example of the phenomena discussed in “Stonewalled.” Indeed, it does. And it deserves a serious Fact Check. Rosenberg’s error-riddled article attempted a number of propaganda tactics I describe in the book. In doing so, […]

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Et tu, Washington Post? The Copycat Syndrome.

Today, there are plenty of outstanding journalists at the networks, national newspapers and Web sites, and other traditional outlets. But there are lots of problems, too. One disturbing trend lies in some reporters’ tendency to parrot rumors and copycat what others say or blog, rather than doing the job we’re supposed to do: original research. It’s […]

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