FAKE NEWS? WaPo Caught Falsely Accusing Russia of 'Hacking US Power Grid'
There's one thing in this world that leftists are absolutely sure of. Hint: it's not their gender. They're certain that Russians are executing a cyber-Red Dawn on the good ole U-S-of-A. You know, in between swigs of vodka and shopping for Adidas tracksuits. According to them, the series of cyber attacks are what cost Hillary Clinton the election...
The left is so convinced of this, they're willing to go to print, nyet on the facts. Just ask the Washington Post...
The Washington Post has retracted its story about Russian hackers penetrating the nation’s electricity grid with a virus found in a Burlington, Vt., electric company laptop.
“Authorities say there is no indication of that so far [that Russians had penetrated the US electric grid],” according to an editor’s note attached to a corrected version of the story on the paper’s website. "The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid,” the editor’s note read.
News of the supposed hack had set off a firestorm of recriminations, with Vermont leaders calling Russian President Vladimir Putin “a thug” earlier Saturday, after one of the state’s electric utilities found a virus on a laptop computer.
There you have it, another case of complete wrongness from the Washington Poo. Color us unsurprised (see Why WaPo's 'Five Myths About Sharia Law' is Dead Wrong. The Ultimate List... and WaPo Goes Full Moron: 'Stop talking about racism with white people').
By the way, this is the same news outlet who found itself in the camp of people screeching about the "danger of fake news." Of course, that was all the way back in... November.
There's something amiss here. Notice the giant, feminist-shaped absence where leftist rage should be? This is, after all, blatant misinformation. And it's also politically charged at that. You'd think there would be a little cause for concern, but alas... Nary a squawk from liberals on the matter. And here I thought they hated fake news (read Obama Lectures Americans About 'Fake News.' Why He's a Hypocritical Dumbass...).
In short? According to the left, fake news is the worst. Unless it involves Russia. Or anyone else they don't like. But remember, it's Trump's conniving supporters who cheated Hillary out of a fair election... Or something.
Yeah, the media isn't doing itself any favors...