Jeff Sessions

Liberal WaPo Reporter Forced to Retract Story and Apologize for Lying about AG Jeff Sessions

A few days ago Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a speech where he indicated that the Trump administration would be taking a harder stand against illegal immigration, and the crime associated with illegal immigration, than the Obama administration did. His prepared remarks included a moment where Sessions called gang members and drug cartel members “filth,” Sessions did not include the comment in his actual speech but the simple mention of the word in his prepared remarks was enough to cause a firestorm of criticism from the left.

Liberal Washington Post blogger Daniel Drezner tweeted that the comment was “f**king embarrassing,” and the liberal hate exploded on Twitter with more than 5,000 people retweeting the comment and thousands more making mention of it.

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The only problem with the narrative? It just wasn’t true.

Conservative Twitter users quickly came to the defense of the Attorney General and other more honest reporters mentioned that the comment was taken out of context, or that while it appeared in the prepared remarks he never actually used it.

Eventually Drezner himself was forced to apologize for slandering Sessions for something he didn’t actually say. Sadly, by the time Drezner got around to retracting his original statement and apoligizing for mischaracterizing what Sessions said… it was too late and the tweet had gone viral.

Drezner also apologized in a full story on his WaPo blog.

The context is clear: Sessions was going to use “filth” to describe MS-13 and drug cartels, not all illegal immigrants crossing the border. One might think, like I do, that the language is hyperbolic, but in context it did not imply what I thought it implied in my tweet.

Furthermore, as it turns out, Sessions didn’t even say the word “filth” in his speech…

So, full stop, I was wrong, and I apologize to the attorney general for making this mistake. I wish I had caught the error in time to delete the tweet before it went viral. Alas, I did not. Deleting it now seems like I’d be trying to erase my mistake. I did respond with a follow-up tweet, but that is insufficient given all the attention this received.

So, yet again: I made a mistake, and I’m sorry. Spoiler Alerts regrets the error.

Drezner was wrong and he did the right thing to admit that he was wrong, but some may wonder what an unabashed liberal who openly admits that he doesn’t like AG Sessions or President Trump is doing working for a newspaper like the Washington Post? Well, WaPo might like to pretend that they’re an unbiased arbiter of the “news,” but the truth is that they are as far left as the New York Times and most of their writing staff is as liberal as Drezner. The difference is that Drezner as a “blogger” gets to leave the pretense of fairness behind and write from his solidly leftist stance, even thought the Washington Post standard flies proudly above every word he writes.

Because for the liberal media it’s totally cool for them to publish “fake” biased news (like most of what Drezner writes) but it’s not cool when conservatives offer their own opinions on the days news at websites like ours. Drezner was right to apologize, but the Washington Post owes us all an even bigger apology, but i’m not holding my breath while I wait for it.

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