woman approached the Washington Post with dramatic and false tale about Roy Moore
The Washington Post has published an explosive News story in the afternoon that a woman who falsely claimed to the post that Roy Moore impregnated her when she was a teenager is an agent of a right wing organization that uses deceptive tactics to secretly record conversation to target and embarrass responsible journalists.
A Woman approached The Post and claimed that she was in a sexual relationship with Moore in 1992 and asked the Post reporters to publish her story so that it will affect Moore’s candidacy.
But the Post did not publish her story and the reporters pointed out inconsistencies in her story as well. Also some internet postings have raised doubts about her motivations.
Later the Post reporters have seen her walking into the New York offices of Project veritas (an organization which targets mainstream media organizations and leftleaning groups)
This organizations also uses under cover stings to target mainstream medias. Its founder James O’Keefe was convicted of a misdemeanour in the year 2010. He declined comment about the woman who walk into his office. He said I am not doing an interview right now, so I am not going to say a word. He also declined to comment whether he works for Steve Bannon or Roy Moore.
According to Washington Post.The woman who approached the Post with the fake story did not respond to the reporters who contacted her. But her car was parking in front of the Project Veritas office more than one hour
Post’s executive editor said “We always honor ‘off-the-record’ agreements when they’re entered into in good faith,”. “But this so-called off-the-record conversation was the essence of a scheme to deceive and embarrass us. The intent by Project Veritas clearly was to publicize the conversation if we fell for the trap. Because of our customary journalistic rigor, we weren’t fooled, and we can’t honor an ‘off-the-record’ agreement that was solicited in maliciously bad faith.”
Following months of undercover work within The Washington Post, our investigative journalist within the publication had their cover blown,” O’Keefe wrote in the email.
“This is how undercover work goes. This isn’t the first time that has happened, and it won’t be the last time.”
A spokesman for Moore’s campaign did not immediately respond to the Post’s request for comment.
Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron said the newspaper published the off-the-record conversations with the woman because it was “the essence of a scheme to deceive and embarrass us.”
“Because of our customary journalistic rigor, we weren’t fooled, and we can’t honor an ‘off-the-record’ agreement that was solicited in maliciously bad faith,” he said.
The Post’s revelation comes after the newspaper first reported allegations of sexual misconduct by Moore earlier this month, including that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.