WaPo Quietly Corrects Over a Dozen Articles on Debunked Steele Dossier

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The Washington Post has quietly been editing past articles about the now-discredited anti-Trump Steele dossier. The publication has now edited and added editor’s notes to more than a dozen articles as Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the Trump-Russia has further discredited the already-rocky reporting.

Fox News reports:

The two stories, published in March 2017 and February 2019, were changed when the newspaper’s executive editor, Sally Buzbee, said she could no longer stand by their accuracy. The post added editor’s notes, amended headlines, removed sections identifying Sergei Millian as the source and deleted an accompanying video summarizing the articles.

Russian national Igor Danchenko’s indictment has prompted the current wave of corrections by The Washington Post.

The Post’s media reporter Paul Farhi wrote the indictment suggests “Danchenko may have gotten his information about the hotel encounter not from Millian but from a Democratic Party operative with long-standing ties to Hillary Clinton,” noting Clinton ally Charles Dolan, Jr. could be the unnamed operative when he penned an article announcing the changes.

March 29, 2017 article headlined, “Trump’s First 100 Days: An investigation,” now features a lengthy editor’s note that has become quite common among the paper’s archives.

“An earlier version of this story published March 29, 2017, referred to previous reporting in The Washington Post that Belarusan-American businessman Sergei Millian had been a source of information for a dossier of unverified allegations against Donald Trump. In November 2021, The Post removed that material from the original 2017 story after the account was contradicted by allegations in a federal indictment and undermined by further reporting. References to the initial report have been removed from this piece,” the Post added to the online version of the article.

On Wednesday, Danchenko pled not guilty to making false statements about the source of information that he provided to Steele.

As The Washington Post’s credibility continues to crumble, will other publications follow suit and begin correcting their articles containing false information about the Steele Dossier? Tell us what you think in the comments below.



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Lew Tripp
7 months ago

stinking bastards

Thomas Charles Laya
Thomas Charles Laya
7 months ago

President Trump should sue the unapologetic commie media. They never apologize for printing harmful lies.

IrishEyes2C
IrishEyes2C
7 months ago

Never going to happen, liberals NEVER apologize for anything they do or say, because they always expose their contempt for the truth. But I recently read that Trump is infiltrated the mainstream media through the back door, by buying up their stock. Don’t forget he’s a billionaire and he has the funds to do this. So, just imagine what would happen if he pulled out all of this money at the same time? He couldn’t have done that had he still been President, so thanks for cheating in the election. So, he’s doing that and he’s creating his own social media platform to take down the worst of the media and big tech. Pretty smart.

Fighterforfreedom
Fighterforfreedom
7 months ago
Reply to  IrishEyes2C

The same process has kept soros from being inducted for treason – he has asset ownership of many influential entities in this country and uses this influence or entities that refuse to support his agenda find out that he has dropped his investments in the respective entity like a hot potato.

clara barton
clara barton
7 months ago
Reply to  IrishEyes2C

Liberals never apologize, and longtime Republicans don’t seem to want to get their finely quaffed hair feathers messed up .

Helloo-oo-oo Republicans in government: We hired you fight for us!! DO IT!!!

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
7 months ago

Another glaring example of why nobody trusts big media. It’s so bad, many wonder how long the public has been duped by such irresponsible journalism. Suffice it to say the public has only the internet on which to rely but it also is unreliable. One must read ten articles and accept the best six. Not good enough.

tzwksq
tzwksq
7 months ago

I’m surprised they even bothered… The National Inquirer has more integrity in their journalism.

Karole
Karole
7 months ago

Bankrupt them all with lawsuits…frivolous and otherwise!

JCE
JCE
7 months ago

Media deserves to be sued to extinction

IrishEyes2C
IrishEyes2C
7 months ago

I knew it was a lie from the moment it escaped from Hillary Clinton’s lips (talk about putting lipstick on a pig… maybe in this case I’d call it a hog… check out those hips, thighs and enormous posterior). Because that’s what she ALWAYS has done to her political opponents, whom she sees as her enemy. It’s what Hillary does and there is a long line of people she has done this too in the past, including her former boss Barack Obama as it was her and her team who questioned Obama’s birthplace and birth certificate… that was her who “leaked” out that information. I’m guessing she expected that he would defend himself, but he didn’t, he ignored it. That probably infuriated her. But I also knew Trump is a germaphobe, it’s pretty well-known to those who lived in the New York tristate area. The media had lost their minds. I think it was two reporters from “the most trusted name in news” CNN, who were sent to Russia and Moscow to dig up the dirt, they even went so far as to look in industrial garbage bins, in search for clues and confirmation and they got butkiss, nada and nothing. I actually couldn’t stop laughing, it was hilarious and ludicrous. This is what passes off as “investigator reporters” these days. I couldn’t stop laughing at these fools. Don’t you think the sanitation trucks would’ve pick up the garbage at least once a week. But that’s just me.

Micala
Micala
7 months ago

The Washington Post is currently slipping downhill into the “Rubbish” pile! They have turned into a YELLOW JOURNALISM RAG instead of producing information that is TRUTHFUL AND RELIABLE, they post crap and untruths to promote heir POLITICKING which is more important than reliable sources! 👎🏿👎🏿

And they wonder why their numbers are tanking??? Americans are tired of lies and manipulations! If WAPO can’t tell truths, then their info is trashed…eventually the entire organization will be trashed and there is no one to blame but themselves!!

TOODLES WAPO!

Fighterforfreedom
Fighterforfreedom
7 months ago

Unfortunately, until you raise your right hand and solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, the first amendment allows free speech whether it’s true or false. Politicians campaigns and the agenda they claim they will pursue if elected is an expression of free speech and does not necessarily have to be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth – you may have discerned that Trump is not a politician and one of the only presidents whom fulfilled his campaign promises; journalists slid further into the swamp under rights guaranteed by the first amendment in attempt to prevent trump from exposing the corruption called our government which is nothing but an entity that collateralized their agenda from incurring debt based upon the productivity, consumption, tax revenue and future wealth of its citizens and the real property and resources of this land only to further the agenda of those who back the funny money which permits politicians to effect the agenda of the collateralizers and offloads the liability for the collateral borrowed onto the taxpayers in the form of federal debt. Journalists are simply the bull horn to condition the masses to accept this litany. Very journalist is like a bad used car salesman that has to sensationalize the desired agenda so they can keep a job and earn a living – they are the devils advocate

Richard Schneider
Richard Schneider
7 months ago

How can a newspaper go back and alter “news” articles from 2- 4years ago? This makes no sense. Does this make them less lible?

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