Breaking: Hill Republicans believe The Atlantic story was a coordinated attack from the Biden campaign. Biden used The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg pal Rep Conor Lamb (D-PA) to amplify the story. Buttigieg was ready and booked for a Fox Special Report. Democrats had attack ads ready as soon as the news dropped. Evidence emerging it was a coordinated planned attack to blunt military absentee ballots that were just getting underway overseas. Despicable to use veterans like this.
Before the latest so-called Trump exposé from The Atlantic, the magazine was forced to correct fake news. They published the name of their source for their police abolitionist story and this left the fabricated story open to investigation. Holes in their story emerged, but they refused to correct the record until the Christopher Bedford published a conclusive takedown.
The Atlantic ran an essay, “How I Became a Police Abolitionist,” that roots the activism of its author in a heart-rending story of a 16-year-old gunned down by the police in a rec center for failing to put his name on a sign-in sheet.
Christopher Bedford, at The Federalist, a conservative web outlet that has far fewer resources than The Atlantic, rather conclusively showed that the story as told was full of holes and likely never happened.
Up until the they were forced to correct the record, The Atlantic resisted. In other words, they defended fake news until the bitter end, showcasing their pathetic editorial standards.
Four days, six comment requests, and one follow-up story later, The Atlantic issued a series of major corrections that confirmed The Federalist’s investigation into their fake news.
Make no mistake, The Atlantic is fake news. Not only do they publish fake news, but they defend the practice.