Right Wing rag, The Washington Times, forced to retract false story about the death of Seth Rich.

By | 2018-10-02T08:21:46+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |19 Comments

This is disgusting.

Courtesy of The Guardian

A conservative newspaper that has repeatedly amplified Donald Trump’s attacks on the media as “fake news” has retracted a false article about a murdered Democratic party staffer and apologized to his family.

The Washington Times deleted a March op-ed about the death of Seth Rich, after conceding it contained statements “that we now believe to be false”, linking the fatal shooting to the release of hacked Democratic party emails.

The retraction was part of a legal settlement between the Times and Rich’s brother, Aaron, who in March accused the newspaper in a lawsuit of displaying a “reckless disregard for the truth”.

Rich, a 27-year-old worker at the Democratic National Committee (DNC), was shot dead in Washington in July 2016. Police said he was killed in a botched robbery. Rightwing conspiracy theorists claim without evidence that he was assassinated for leaking the emails.

The retracted article, by retired admiral James Lyons, falsely claimed it was “well known in the intelligence circles” that Rich and his brother were paid by WikiLeaks for the DNC emails, which the leaks site published online, causing chaos in the Democratic party during the 2016 election.

“The Washington Times now does not have any basis to believe any part of that statement to be true, and the Washington Times retracts it in its entirety,” the newspaper wrote in its retraction.

In my searches for information for the posts I write I have often bumped into the Washinton Times, and it literally NEVER has the facts right about ANYTHING. 

It is rabid Right Wing propaganda outlet masquerading as a source for actual news. 

In my opinion, it would not even be useful for wiping my ass, because it would be guaranteed to leave behind more shit than it wiped away. 

And good for Aaron Rich for holding these assholes accountable for their lies. 

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19 Comments

  1. Anonymous October 3, 2018 at 4:23 am

    The disgusting just keeps on giving and don’t forget only brett’s life is the one that has been ruined.
    =========================
    READ IT: Senate GOP releases letter suggesting Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick is too promiscuous to be gang-raped

    Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee took the unusual step of releasing a statement about the sex life of one of Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers — and included claims from her ex-boyfriend that she enjoys group sex.

    The Daily Beast reported that the letter, released by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), contains claims from former weatherman Dennis Ketterer, ex-boyfriend to Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick.

    In the letter, Ketterer wrote that he doesn’t believe Swetnick’s accusation that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge facilitated her gang or “train” rape because she “liked to have sex with more than one guy at a time.”

    The former DC-area weatherman and one-time Democratic congressional candidate said his conclusions were “based on my direct experience with Julie.”

    During a rally in Mississippi held hours after the committee released the letter, President Donald Trump referenced Swetnick without naming her by citing the “gang-rape” allegation and saying it had been debunked.

    You can read Ketterer’s entire letter to the committee below:

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/read-it-senate-gop-releases-letter-suggesting-kavanaugh-accuser-julie-swetnick-is-too/

    • Anon October 3, 2018 at 7:30 am

      Why don’t you start your own blog instead of hijacking Gryph’s to post these links?

      • PERIOD October 3, 2018 at 7:53 am

        FUCK OFF

      • Anonymous October 3, 2018 at 8:01 am

        Who made you the blog police?

        Can’t handle the truth?

      • beLIEve October 3, 2018 at 8:30 am

        https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/boo-lindsey-graham-snarls-audience-heckled-saying-kavanaugh-treated-like-crap/

        “Everything he said was factual,” Graham insisted

        “Factual? It was a personal degrading attack on someone who’s a private citizen,” the moderator noted.

        “No,” Graham shot back. “Here’s what’s personally degrading, ‘This is what you get when you go through a trailer park with $100 bill.’”

        The audience gasped.

        “But it can be worse,” “You can actually kill somebody’s cat and puncture their tires to get them to shut up.”
        “Whether you like it of not, I really don’t care. Here’s the point, I have seen what happened to these women in 1998 that came forward. I don’t like what the president said last night.”

        The South Carolina Republican insisted that Ford was “treated respectfully” by the Senate Judiciary Committee and that Kavanaugh “was treated like crap.”

        The remark earned Graham loud boos from the audience.

        “Yeah, well, boo yourself,” Graham chided.
        “I really believe that Brett Kavanaugh is not a gang rapist, a sexual predator or a stumbling, bumbling drunk. I really BELIEVE that and I don’t care whether you BELIEVE it or not.”

        • Eye Roll Troll October 3, 2018 at 8:50 am

          Holy shit, beLIEve.

  2. viv October 3, 2018 at 5:49 am

    Now that Mueller has uncovered the truth these idiots would look even dumber publishing their usual Seth Rich shit. No matter, they’ll make up other shit.

  3. Anonymous October 3, 2018 at 6:14 am

    So, is everyone ready for their non-opt-out text from Herr dRumpf this morning?

    • anon October 3, 2018 at 7:00 am

      IM turning my ‘smart’ phone OFF.

    • Anonymous October 3, 2018 at 7:23 am

      Too bad that you can’t text back.

    • Anonymous October 3, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      I didn’t get anything, maybe he is just sending it to his supporters because he isn’t president to the rest of us !!

  4. anonymous October 3, 2018 at 7:13 am

    Wonder how much ‘access’ der fuhrer has demanded to all the cell numbers in the country. I’m sure there is some slack-jawed lackey in his thrall who will try to get the ‘list’ for Donny and Pooty.

  5. Anonymous October 3, 2018 at 7:27 am

    But has Preznit Sean Hannity ever apologized? Ever? Hannity was a huuuge propagator of the conspiracy theory, and vowed to continue his ‘research’ into Rich’s death with his astute investigative skills. (lparroting Alex Jones!)

    • viv October 4, 2018 at 12:06 am

      haha zero interest in Toxi Lahramie but isn’t it funny that she’s so desperate she has to attack Hillary?

      Why can’t Timi get a man? Surely not every man is put off by her fake hair, fake eyelashes, fake lips, fake nose, fake teeth and fake tits. 🙁 Or maybe bits of her natural beauty fall off if a man gets too close… poor Tami.

  6. Anonymous October 3, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Is it me or has the conspiracy lunacy toned back a bit? I guess you take one of them out then they all lose their steam. Only Donald is up there behind his pulpit preaching to the choir. Let’s get him before the UN again so we can too get a giggle.

  7. Anon October 3, 2018 at 8:56 am

    https://www.pbs.org/video/dean-baquet-whhyp9/

    ‘Walter Isaacson speaks to executive editor Dean Baquet to discuss how the New York Times is fighting back in the current political climate.’

    Listen to THIS^ ‘GOOD Journalism’

    • viv October 4, 2018 at 12:12 am

      I dumped the New York Times when they wouldn’t stop featuring on the front page what they knew was a lie (the Clinton Foundation pay to play Right-wing conspiracy). Day after day for three weeks during the election they published what they knew was complete shit. They thought it was fun and ‘impartial’ for them to hound Hillary Clinton about made up bullshit…. when they weren’t completely ignoring her or criticizing her husband. Fuck the New York Times, they have no credibility and no class.

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