July 04, 2017

UPDATE: WAPO reporter retracts false statement about O’Keefe — after telling The Rebel he wouldn’t

Laura LoomerShillman Fellow

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.

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.

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commented 2017-07-05 00:02:00 -0400
Good succinct video by Prager, thanks Maurice.
commented 2017-07-04 23:58:37 -0400
Why Exposing Fake News Matters | James O’Keefe and Stefan Molyneux
James O’Keefe joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the importance of exposing fake news, media unwillingness to issue legitimate retractions, … (and the one with WAPO specifically)
commented 2017-07-04 23:55:37 -0400
What part of " I’d like to introduce you to CNN supervising producer John Bonifield in ATLANTA " did Farhi and his editors not get the first time around, could it be the ATLANTA part?
No retraction? Yeah retraction.
Just shows how slimy and smarmy they are. If they would refuse a retraction on a small but blatant mistake on their part what else would they be capable of.
It doesn’t matter. Everyone already knows the Washington Post is one of the main bootlickers for the deep state. They are still so far up Obama’s ass they still don’t know they lost.