The Rebel Media recently reported on an exclusively obtained leaked email exchange between Washington Post reporter Paul Farhi and Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe.
In the email exchange, O’Keefe asked Farhi to retract a false statement he made about the first Project Veritas video in a series that exposed Atlanta based producer John Bonifield admitting that the Russia media hysteria being pushed by CNN is “mostly bulls**t”.
Farhi replied to O’Keefe, claiming his editors at Washington Post said there was no retraction necessary, despite the fact that he was presented with indisputable facts by O’Keefe.
Sorry to disappoint you, folks. There is NO retraction coming. Your tweet appears to be fake news.— Paul Farhi (@farhip) June 28, 2017
Prior to the email leak, Farhi took to Twitter where he promised he wouldn’t issue a retraction.
The Rebel reached out to Farhi regarding the leaked email and his refusal to retract a false statement.
Farhi replied saying:
“And as I said myself on Twitter, no, there's not going to be a retraction.”
Rebel also obtained a leaked email exchange between Farhi and a Veritas supporter in which Farhi told the individual to “apologize or drop dead”:
Despite promising he would never issue a retraction and viciously attacking a concerned citizen, Farhi updated his article with a retraction.
However, he made no effort on social media to announce his retraction which was made on the evening of July 2, 2017, a Sunday.
Rebel reached out to Farhi and asked him whether or not it was the policy of the Washington Post to tell readers to “drop dead” over retraction inquiries. He did not respond.
O’Keefe told The Rebel he plans on framing Farhi’s retraction.