December 18, 2009, - 1:08 pm

Irony: Major Newspaper Worried About “Fake Reporters” Posing as Its Own Fake Reporters

By Debbie Schlussel

The irony is so thick, you need a hacksaw to cut it.

The Washington Post voiced anger at the Bush Administration in 2002, because it was concerned that U.S. Special Forces and CIA operatives were posing as Washington Post reporters in Afghanistan, according to a letter, released Wednesday by the Justice Department and covered nowhere, except a tiny newsblurb in USA Today (and a slightly longer newsblurb in the print edition of the paper).


It’s just so delicious.  A newspaper that constantly feeds us fake, lying “news” stories is upset that someone else would pose as one of its fake “reporters.”

Even more tasty is that then-Post executive editor Leonard Downie whined that the paper received a report that an international group was approached by a Special Forces officer posing as a Post reporter, in order to get captured stinger missiles from Afghan fighters.

HA!  It just goes to show you how hopeless our efforts are there, when you need to be a liberal, America-hating reporter instead of an American soldier in order to get cooperation in our military efforts there.

The CIA and the Department of Defense deny the story, and I know that was in 2002.  But in seven years, I doubt a lot has changed.  I’d bet a Washington Post propagandist gets far more cooperation from all involved than our forces do.  Why else did Taliban kidnappers let New York Times reporter David Rohde escape?

They know on whose ink-stained wretchy hands their newsprint is buttered. . . even in the age of the Internet.

Hmmm . . . a Special Forces Washington Post “bogus” reporter versus a real Washington Post bogus reporter.  I know from whom I’d trust my news more.

And it ain’t the latter.

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9 Responses

They’re peddling fake stories and they’re worried about journalistic ethics now? They’d have more credibility if they really had them in the first place. At least the government’s fake reporters served America. That’s more that can be said for the folks reporting for the Washington Post and the New York Times.

NormanF on December 18, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I consider most of these so-called reporters the same way that I think of politicians. Lying weasels. You can’t trust most of the reported news these days without doing research and backing it up with 5 sources. How pathetic.

On another subject related to the news, there is no way we should bail out newspapers. Let them die! It is just the capitalist way, not Odopey’s way.

Jarhead on December 18, 2009 at 1:31 pm

And just something to think about. If the very highest levels of Al-Qaeda want to give an interview soon (hopefully Bin Laden), I would love to have a Navy Seal be one of those fake reporters and take care of business once and for all.

Jarhead on December 18, 2009 at 1:35 pm

It is ironic and funny!! These lib outposts like the WP, the NYT and so forth–it is good for them to get a taste of their own medicine!!

BB on December 18, 2009 at 1:36 pm

I don’t think a hacksaw would do it. Throw in the general obtuseness required to make such a complaint, you’ld need a logger’s chainsaw at least.

JimA on December 18, 2009 at 3:29 pm


Bob Porrazzo on December 18, 2009 at 4:03 pm

But Al Gore said the media can be trusted and Ted Turner agreed that the imminent collapse of civilization should be left to the media alone. We should be glad this service is free!

Seymour Del-Uziens on December 18, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Speaking about fake news, remember:

“First they came for the communists, and i did not speak out – because i was not a communist / Then they came for the trade unionists, and i did not speak out – because i was not a trade unionist / Then they came for the jews, and i did not speak out – because i was not a jew / Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

Father Niemoller wrote this and it’s the byproducts of doing absolutely nothing to stem the tide of evil. Then the cunt Laura Ingraham came out with this:

“first they came for the rich and I did not speak out – because I was not rich…then they confiscated the property owner then they took away the rights to bear arms and i did not speak out – because i was not armed…WTF? So now she’s comparing the atrocities of Nazi Germany to a leader who would: confiscate property and weapons? What an idiotic whore! And if my memory serves me correctly, never in the 200+ years this country has been around, has a liberal taken away its gun from the people? I can name you one Republican president who did and that was George W. Bush.

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, why? It was the Catholic and Christians who supported the executions of more than 6 million Jews, elderly, retards, non-Aryans



So shut up you Evil Catholic whore! (no offense to sex workers)

KOAJaps on December 18, 2009 at 9:14 pm

The saddest part of this story is that terrorist groups would meet with a reporter because they know their cause is helped by the press. Also, I guess the WP is unhappy that their liberal, anti-American credentials were damaged by the military. I mean, who’ll talk to them now, eh? The terrorists won’t trust them and the American people already don’t trust them… so who’s left?

gordo on December 20, 2009 at 10:32 am

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