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Breitbart Mocked After Failed Attempt to Discredit WaPo’s Roy Moore Bombshell: ‘It’s Called Journalism’

by Caleb Ecarma | 9:26 pm, November 12th, 2017

Steve Bannon’s attempt to discredit Roy Moore’s accusers by sending Breitbart News reporters to Alabama is not going well, as they seemingly do not know how journalism works. The far-right site published two pieces today attacking the Washington Post‘s report — in which numerous women came forward to accuse the GOP senate candidate of pursuing sexual relations with teenagers — suggesting the newspaper coerced the accusers to come forward and intentionally left out a “key detail.”

However, the Post stated in their piece that the accusers were sought-out by the publication and convinced to go on-the-record, as they were not seeking attention. While this seems to strengthen the paper’s reporting, Breitbart writer Aaron Klein somehow viewed this information as a case of possible journalism malpractice.

As for that “key detail,” Moore accuser Leigh Corfman claimed she had used a telephone in her room to talk to the candidate as a 14-year-old. During this conversation, Moore is said to have asked her on a date, but the accuser’s mother claims Corfman did not have a telephone in her room — which is what Breitbart reported as a noteworthy, left-out detail. Ultimately, this attempt to discredit the report falls short too, as Corfman made the phone call using a landline with an extension-chord.

So, despite Breitbart’s best attempts at smearing the Post, the right-wing site was only able to further confirm the paper’s article. This earned them a heap of Twitter-mockery, as it seems the reporters are just now figuring out how reporting works:
























https://www.mediaite.com/online/breitbart-scorned-after-failed-attempt-to-discredit-wapos-roy-moore-bombshell-its-called-journalism/

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Reply Breitbart Mocked After Failed Attempt to Discredit WaPo's Roy Moore Bombshell: ... (Original post)
DonViejo Monday OP
mercuryblues Monday #1
underpants Monday #4
mercuryblues Monday #5
underpants Monday #6
mercuryblues Monday #7
spanone Monday #2
Madam45for2923 Monday #3
PJMcK Monday #8
NastyRiffraff Monday #9
PJMcK Monday #10
NastyRiffraff Monday #11
lame54 Tuesday #15
syringis Monday #13
emmett grogan Tuesday #14
gratuitous Monday #12
Beartracks 4 hrs ago #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 08:28 AM

1. Because she didn't have a phone in her room

HaHaHaHa

The cord on the phone in our house was so stretched out that I could take it through the kitchen, down the hall, around the corner......

It was so stretched out that the cord was straight, not coiled.

Dumb asses.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 09:38 AM

4. Ah yes that blasted extension cord detail

Missed it by Thaaaaaat much

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 09:51 AM

5. These young

whippersnappers today will never know the trials and travails we faced as teens.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 09:58 AM

6. Since we unplugged and got an HD antenna

My young daughter is actually learning about manipulating rabbit ears.

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Response to underpants (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 10:10 AM

7. Ah, the rabbit ears with tinfoil.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 08:29 AM

2. breitbart makes a mockery of journalism

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 08:36 AM

3. The world according to Pedobart!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 10:48 AM

8. Have you ever taken a look at Breitbart.com?

What an amateurish mess! It's just as bad as HuffPost with all of the click-bait that masquerades as "news."

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 11:59 AM

9. Not right after breakfast

I don't like the taste of barf.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 12:02 PM

10. "Breitbarf"

I love it!

Good one, Nasty!

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 12:04 PM

11. Good on you, PJMcK!

Breitbarf--Perfect!

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:02 PM

15. Last time i puked...

It still didn't look as disgusting as Steve Bannon

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 12:08 PM

13. A French version...

"BreitBaffe"

I'm suprised : we should have heard from another "great journalist", the one escaped from the asylum : Alex Jones.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 04:15 PM

14. At least Alternet labels the click bait as sponsered or in sections by Fark or whoever .....

 

We need to look at Breitbart every once in a while. Totally ignoring them is dangerous. Maybe we ought to post a duty roster so we all don't have to do all the time but once in a while in turn reporting back.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 12:06 PM

12. What sorcery be this?

Getting a lead, interviewing sources, finding witnesses, verifying what they have to say, then . . . then . . . then publishing the results?! Sorcery!

The Breitbart-approved method of publishing a story is to scour the dark corners of the internet for an unsourced rumor, get someone semi-respectable to notice it, then billboard the fact that the rumor got some on-air or on-line notice, and why isn't anyone reporting on this? It's because "they" don't want you know the Truth About whatever bug crawled up their butt. Whoever heard of these so-called "witnesses" and "facts"? There's no time or room for such folderol in today's media!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Nov 19, 2017, 01:26 AM

16. Brietbart is simply not aware that reporting/journalism involves FACTS. And...

... not of the cherry-picked variety.

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