The Washington Post has published two stories in one week that are untrue.
Amid all the inflated headlines about Russian “hacking” of the U.S., the Washington Post was forced to retool an article that falsely claimed a Vermont power plant was hacked by Russian hackers.
Late on Friday, December 30, the Post broke a story originally entitled, “Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont, officials say.”
The Post story went on to say, “A code associated with the Russian hacking operation dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected within the system of a Vermont utility, according to U.S. officials.”
But it appears that the paper published the shocking story before actually getting any quotes from the power company in Vermont. It also turned out that the paper’s tale was wildly exaggerated.
In a second column dated January 5th, 2017 titled “Former CIA director James Woolsey quits Trump transition team” states:
Former CIA director R. James Woolsey Jr., a veteran of four presidential administrations and one of the nation’s leading intelligence experts, resigned Thursday from President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team because of growing tensions over Trump’s vision for intelligence agencies.
Woolsey’s resignation as a Trump senior adviser comes amid frustrations over the incoming administration’s national security plans and Trump’s public comments undermining the intelligence community.
However on the Fox News The Kelly File Woolsey says he did not quit and that he was not a member of the Trump transition team and he did not quit. Watch the 4 minute interview between Woolsey and Kelly:
We will continue to monitor Fakestream media and expose their fake news stories. If you have any leads to other Fakestream media news stories that are untrue just leave a comment below and we will respond.