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[–]washingtonpost✔ Washington Post 17.6k points17.6k points  (769 children)

If you ever wonder when we might ever report off the record comments, here are the relevant paragraphs with an explanation from our executive editor Marty Baron:

After Phillips was seen entering the Project Veritas office, The Post made the unusual decision to report her previous off-the-record comments.

“We always honor ‘off-the-record’ agreements when they’re entered into in good faith,” said Martin Baron, The Post’s executive editor. “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.”

[–]ThisIsAWorkAccountWashington 2419 points2420 points  (30 children)

In case anybody else hasn't made the connection yet, WaPo executive editor Marty Baron was editor of the Boston Globe when their Spotlight section exposed the pedophilia and coverups in the Catholic church. He was played by Liev Schreiber in the movie Spotlight.

[–]phillipjfrai 286 points287 points  (7 children)

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Baron at a charity event a few years ago. That movie hit the nail on the head. Incredibly bright and nice guy that is all about integrity.

[–]Elidor 99 points100 points  (6 children)

He was played by Liev Schreiber in the excellent movie Spotlight.

FTFY. What a great movie. Horrifying, but so well put-together. I saw an interview with Marty Baron once, and Schreiber almost became his doppelganger.

Here they are together, though Liev isn't in character: https://youtu.be/TqKVBQsM_WE?t=4

[–]stcwhirled 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It's really a masterpiece in filmmaking.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That movie was incredible. I am a very even keeled person. I almost never get overly happy or mad but by the end of Spotlight I was so steaming mad. That movie was just so well done to evoke such a sense of anger. Mark Ruffalo did an absolutely fantastic job.

[–]behar1 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I started following Baron like last week somehow, had no idea he was with WaPo but knew him from Spotlight. Spotlight was amazing and freaked me out. Then this bombshell today along with Okeefes tweets were amazing to witness on Twitter I hate myself.

[–]Elidor 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I was with you right up until you hate yourself. Don't hate yourself. The world will do that for you at times. No need to aid it.

[–]jackalsclaw 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Spotlight 2: Trump

[–]hooplah 303 points304 points  (6 children)

wow, thanks for pointing this out. i never put two and two together. what an incredible career.

[–]ChornWork2 38 points39 points  (4 children)

Yeah, Liev Schreiber has really done some amazing stuff.

[–]joeycastillo 14 points15 points  (1 child)

[–]IncendiaryBlonde 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hold my Ray Donovans, I’m going in!

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Loved him in Goon 2

[–]Kalinka1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Just another reason why the Washington Post is a great newspaper. No media outlet is perfect but they do a damned good job.

[–]Moritasgus2California 4 points5 points  (1 child)

If you haven’t seen this movie, see it.

[–]Literally_A_Shill 8 points9 points  (0 children)

An important part of that movie was that the pedophilia and coverups had already been "exposed" but nobody really cared since it was hidden away far from the front page.

[–]WittsandGrit 641 points642 points  (121 children)

If you haven't seen the rebuttal it's laughable:


[–]washingtonpost✔ Washington Post 1547 points1548 points  (97 children)

Yep. Their big scoop is that opinion writers have opinions, and the shocking origin of our "Democracy dies in darkness" slogan, which we kinda scooped them on back in February.

[–]WittsandGrit 788 points789 points  (58 children)

So basically he just ran a video of one of your guys explaining how a news room works.

[–]washingtonpost✔ Washington Post 1418 points1419 points  (54 children)


[–]johnc98 80 points81 points  (10 children)

Can I marry you? Not the human posting these comments, but the whole newspaper. I’m in love.

[–]alt-fact-checker I voted 93 points94 points  (9 children)

I looked into this for you...

The Washington Post is a newspaper, but it’s also a corporation. Corporations are people. Therefore, you can marry the newspaper as long as it’s 18 years or older*

*except in Alabama

[–]johnc98 13 points14 points  (8 children)

Sweet! Now to brake the news to my wife.

[–]alt-fact-checker I voted 30 points31 points  (6 children)

Pump her a few times first to make sure she’s primed

[–]WittsandGrit 238 points239 points  (14 children)

Keep up the good work. And hey... if for any reason you do have a straight line to Bezos, please let him know that the box size and the amount of packaging that goes into packing and shipping a mini SD card from Amazon is extremely excessive. That's the real scandal no one is talking about.

[–]BB_Panda 45 points46 points  (3 children)

Someone call James O'Keefe!

[–]Brocktoon_in_a_jar 22 points23 points  (2 children)

he's already on it, undercover at an Amazon distribution center, disguised in a Dharma Initiative jumpsuit from "Lost" and a fake mustache and acne

[–]CastleElsinore 16 points17 points  (6 children)

Yours came in a box? I bought one Friday and it was in a small manilla envelope lined with bubble wrap.

[–]WittsandGrit 10 points11 points  (5 children)

A box, 4x the size of the packaging. I also ordered a pen, a single pen, that came in a roughly 24x24x4 inch box.

[–]wishthane Canada 3 points4 points  (4 children)

That's surprising, I don't think I've ever received a small item in a box from Amazon, it's always a bubble mailer.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They pack them like that so they don't get lost.

[–]MC_Fap_CommanderAmerica 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Could he have gotten you to crack if he'd been wearing that cartoonish pimp costume?

[–]nc_cyclistNorth Carolina 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Hey, it was breaking news to them and their supporters. They don't know how investigative journalism works.

[–]AscendedMasta 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Jesus Christ, I just, can’t even...wow

[–]bro_b1_kenobi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Holy fuckin shit. WaPo just SLAYING IT tonight.


[–]strangeelement Canada 10 points11 points  (0 children)

One thing they will never be accused of is being too smart.

Or just smart.

That's one accusation they will never have to defend against.

I'd joke that Republicans don't send their best, but unfortunately, those are pretty much their top guys, on equal terms with pretty much every other Republican news actor.

At least on matters of skills they are very egalitarian: everyone sucks at their job because the actual job is just lying and making noise.

[–]stormstalkerPennsylvania 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Well, if you have absolutely no conception of how journalism works, I imagine that probably does seem like a big scoop.

[–]HutSutRawlson 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This may be the first video they have produced that actually teaches their audience something useful.

[–]DoctaProcta95 369 points370 points  (27 children)

I'm genuinely confused at how this can even be considered a rebuttal from Project Veritas. The substance of the video was Dan Lamothe explaining the difference between the "news division" and the "editorial division". News articles deal strictly with facts, whereas editorials deal with the opinions of the writers. How does this make The Washington Post look bad?

Pointing to the fact that the writers of The Washington Post's editorials generally do not like Trump does not speak to the veracity of The Washington Post's news reports, nor does it even speak to the quality of The Washington Post's editorials seeing as how it is perfectly possible to create reasonable anti-Trump commentary.

[–]washingtonpost✔ Washington Post 625 points626 points  (14 children)

The only thing we're not sure about is of Dan possibly being Batman. We have our doubts but we've never seen the two in the same room so ...

[–]andlight91Pennsylvania 116 points117 points  (1 child)

My god is your reddit account amazing. I’m so glad I’ve been subscribed for over a year and half and I will continue my subscription in perpetuity. Thank you for everything you are doing. You are one of the last bastions committed to Freedom. Continue your fight.

[–]daddyfatsax 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Have you seen Satan and Trump in the same room? Asking for a friend.

[–]Prometheus_IICalifornia 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Okay, this is officially the best PR account I've ever seen on any form of social media, aside from potentially the Denny's Twitter (which is just a great roiling ball of what-the-fuck and is on a different but equal level).

[–][deleted] 11 points12 points  (1 child)

How many new subscribers are you getting thanks to your social media presence? I can't be the only one.

[–]JohnFest 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Seriously, someone's getting a well-earned Christmas bonus

[–]vdgmrpro 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I thought it was Superman that worked in a newsroom

[–]NymazTexas 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I'm genuinely confused at how this can even be considered a rebuttal from Project Veritas.

That's because you're looking for a rebuttal that would convince a rational adult. That's not their audience. Their audience will take anything its spoonfed and accept the explanation that it's a big wild reveal that "proves" Veritas' point because admitting they don't understand why this proves anything would mean admitting they don't understand why this proves anything.

They could post a video of an otter jugging rocks and say it was proof of the Post's shadowy motives and they'd be guaranteed just as many people nodding sagely in agreement.

[–]AHarshInquisitorCalifornia 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Opinions are not allowed in the alt Reich. State media good, opinions baaaaaad.

BTW, the slogan Democracy dies in Darkness was one of the biggest wake up calls in my life.

[–]poncewattle 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Yet whenever you criticize Fox News, you're given an earful about how that is not the hard news part of the network (what is that, like two hours a day when Shep is on?)

[–]AlecHunt 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Pretty cool that the official WaPo account is commenting deep in this thread

[–]Mackinz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Not sure who runs the wapo reddit account, but this is hilarious. You guys should run exposes on all their various "stings" and how factually inept "Project Veritas" is. I think the main reason they are still around after all of their failures is that no major organization calls them out on all of their nonsense and shines a bright light on their cockroachy selves.

[–]NatsPreshow 45 points46 points  (2 children)

Why does their logo look like its trying to sell me a feminine hygiene product?

[–]peetnice 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Haha. I was thinking the exact same thing. You'd think an "America's Most Wanted" look or at least some kind of grassroots nonprofit look would be a better brand image. Frickin' weirdos.

[–]Revelati123 15 points16 points  (3 children)

I spent a good 20 minutes laughing reading the retorts down the feed.

It's like he dared the internet to create captain obvious memes and drown his twitter feed, and the internet obliged.

[–]spade_andarcher 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Shocking news:

Product director of company sometimes speaks with owner of company.

Additionally, opinion editorials contain opinions.

More on this story as it develops.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Why does the logo look like they're trying to sell me women's razors?

[–]ez_allin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How this man has been able to eke a career out of his red herring farm is beyond me.

[–]Ksevio 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Do they not see the disconnect in their own trailer? "[The Washington Post is] talking about an imagined sting...well Project Veritas has done an undercover investigation into The Washington Post"

[–]murmandamos 2 points3 points  (0 children)

WaPo is foundering and falsely accusing us of a fake sting operation

Check out this hidden camera footage we got via sting operation

What an idiot.

[–]Mr_SojuAmerica 5011 points5012 points  (250 children)

I love you, Wapo. Great work.

[–]Democracy_Rise 1914 points1915 points  (131 children)

The Wapo has operatives outside the office of Project Veritas...

These People are on their game!

[–][deleted] 787 points788 points  (48 children)

That's what happens when you practice real news journalism rather than reading press releases on tv.

[–]Sephrick 593 points594 points  (45 children)

As a former journalist I pray this shitstorm with Trump and his ilk leads to a return to long-form journalism. It's amazing what can happen when a real journalist is given the opportunity to develop, vet and make practical use of leads.

[–]cerebudVirginia 279 points280 points  (26 children)

This is why I, and everyone, should support real journalism by subscribing to legit news sources. The future of our country depends on it.

[–]ratshack 38 points39 points  (13 children)

I subscribed to WaPo this year.

First newspaper sub I've ever had or even considered but I had to.

They shine light on the darkness and that matters.

[–]Conlaeb 13 points14 points  (8 children)

I subscribed to NYT this year, WaPo is probably coming up soon here.

[–]ratshack 13 points14 points  (4 children)

If you have Amazon Prime you get 6 months WaPo free and a discount. (wish I had noticed that before subscribing but I'm also quite OK with that :-)

[–]ochaos 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Also free for students, though I plan on paying for it post-graduation.

[–]Conlaeb 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh that's awesome thank you, will save that for when more indictments start rolling.

[–]surfnaked 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This story right here made me finally cave, and I just subscribed. Anyone who can and does pin PV's ears back like this has my definite approval. I also have Guardian (paid) and NYT AND LAT. Oh well. I read some of each every day. Not all of any, who has time for that. And now WAPO. I am now officially erudite. Thank you.

Btw, Stephanie has the "steely eyed gaze" down. Heh. Had that woman Jaime squirming. Lol. I think I'm in love.

[–]Toastwaver 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah. I’m feeling like Wapo just officially earned a paid subscription from me.

[–]Democracy_Rise 5 points6 points  (0 children)


[–]Maladal 8 points9 points  (3 children)

The problem is that there's just too many. I can't give $10 to each of them. Or even $5.

Not because they're not worth it, but because I can't justify that kind of spending for more content than I could ever consume.

I either get really selective but then I might miss out on exclusive information, or I have to find some kind of journalistic package that includes multiples outlets for a reduced cost per outlet.

[–]FlixFlix 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Same here! I’d gladly pay for a Spotify-like newspaper subscription. Is there really nothing out there?

[–]eye_can_do_that 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You might get it a day later at most, but anything breaking by one place will be picked up by others, with the typical credit given to the originator. So you don't miss anything.

[–]JuicedupmonkeymanNew York 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I love real long form journalism. There are few outlets who still do it regularly but I do try to reward them with my support. More people need to realize the power of real journalists. My old university pioneered a news literacy course-- personally think something like it should be necessary for ALL high school/middle school students. Learn how to read and make an educated guess on the veracity of the source. We wouldn't have the issues we have today if people did this.

[–]hostile_rep 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Agreed. News literacy, journalism, critical thinking, and Logic should be taught throughout middle school and high school. They're intellectual self defense.

[–]aYearOfPrompts 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If they had walked into Shareblue's office this shit would have sadly been at the top of r/All. Thankfully we still have real, credible journalists working at places like the Washington Post.

Time to extend my subscription...

[–]DukeOfGeek 121 points122 points  (25 children)

My next move would be to launch a crushing lawsuit. I hope WaPo goes all Hulk Smash on them, legally speaking.

[–]JohnGillnitz 7 points8 points  (17 children)

They haven't done anything illegal. This time, anyway.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (8 children)

Couldn't this fall under some sort of slander law?

[–]L1B3L 8 points9 points  (5 children)

That's a really interesting legal question.

Technically, it probably would be considered slander against Roy Moore in most states. But they might still have a 1st Amendment Right to do it. Since presumably, they were trying to show how the WaPo was spreading slander.

[–]ScarsUnseen 8 points9 points  (2 children)

If they were just testing the paper's journalistic integrity, sure. But you're setting aside that the report claims they were falsely spreading word that WaPo was paying for testimony. That would be actual slander since it is a knowingly false statement intended to cause harm(though actually winning a slander or libel case in the US is apparently pretty fucking difficult from what I hear).

[–]gravescd 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'm no lawyer, but I don't think our courts are concerned with nasty words until they cause a compensable harm.

With regard to public figures, the case NYT v Sullivan in 1964 basically rewrote the standards for defamation because they had come into conflict with the 1st Amendment's freedoms of speech and press.

You can look up the base, but extreme tldr is that the the NYT published an op-ed that contained factual inaccuracies about a racist police operation on a campus in Montgomery AL. The Police Commissioner (Sullivan) took offense and sued the NYT for a ridiculous amount that would have put them out of business tenfold. The state courts found in Sullivan's favor, but the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that public figures can't sue people for inconsequential or unintentional falsehoods.

[–]bheal 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Presumably, Roy Moore is likely unwilling to pursue this particular slander case. =D

[–]Stewbodies 5 points6 points  (1 child)

"Goes all Hulk Smash on them, legally speaking."

I hope to eventually have a great opportunity to use this, thanks for my new favorite expression.

[–]CMORGLAS 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well, Bruce Banner’s Cousin (blood transfusion after mob hit) She-Hulk is a lawyer.

[–]SaigaFan 821 points822 points  (43 children)

After the CNN and NYT shit any major media organization would be stupid not to devote resources to monitoring them.

[–]InfiniteDuckling 472 points473 points  (35 children)

devote resources to monitoring them.

I doubt they devote resources to monitoring them. More like "This person we're talking to sounds like bullshit and is trying to record us...who would do that? Oh, right. Send someone over to their office to ask them what they're trying to do."

[–]Westnator 32 points33 points  (2 children)

Additionally the major outlets might have a retainer on a few people that specifically monitor those folks.

[–]Stolichnayaaa 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It would be a smart PI offer in any event.

[–]jlaw54 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]GarbledMan 26 points27 points  (0 children)

They spooked her, then watched who she reported to. Classic technique.

[–]s1ugg0New Jersey 24 points25 points  (0 children)

I bet the whole reason we're reading this is because an editor was annoyed they tried to pull this bullshit. Something along the lines of

-"Excuse us one second Ma'am"

-"This story is bullshit."

-"Of course it is. Let her talk and we'll get a story with minimum effort."

-"Yea that's what I was thinking. Burritos for lunch?"

[–]TitusVandronicus 22 points23 points  (0 children)

It read more to me like they just tailed the source for a bit and she went to the offices, not that WaPo had someone sit outside the offices and wait for her.

[–]Tom_Zarek 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And why is he dressed like an 80's idea of 70's pimp?

[–]burlycabinWashington 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Weren't they behind some shady (forged?) documents sent to Maddow as well?

Edit: I'm remembering the very likely forged "NSA" documents they were sent. Doesn't look like they've figured out who was behind it yet though. If not Project Veritas, then there is somebody else out there pulling the same kind of scheme to discredit mainstream media.

[–]SwillFishCalifornia 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is an old trick now. Back in 2004, it was the forged Killian Documents about George Bush's service in the National Guard that brought down Dan Rather and CBS. The irony is the information contained in the forged documents (Bush being AWOL during the Viet Nam War) was most likely factually correct, but the controversy completely switched the narrative. Meanwhile, the "swift boating" of Kerry dimished his war service. It cost Kerry the election.

[–]cerebudVirginia 6 points7 points  (2 children)

If you read the article, the WaPo did actual research and found that this woman was moving to New York to work for an organization that sounded like Project Veritas. The WaPo also saw that Project Veritas was hiring 12 new “reporters” around the same time. Wasn’t hard to put two and two together and then observe what was going on at their offices.

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Confirmed leftist terrorists monitoring American citizens. /s

[–]platocplx 454 points455 points  (90 children)

I will be a subscriber to them this month. I’m sold.

Edit: Aaannd I just subscribed because of the deal they have with amazon prime 6 months free 3.99 a month afterwards.

[–]Awildbadusername 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Students also get a steep steep discount. I think I paid like 20 bucks for a year as a student.

[–]run_like_a_meatstick 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have a free subscription as a student!

[–]Highside79 10 points11 points  (2 children)

It's the only news source I pay a subscription to. I consider it a small donation to keeping our democracy.

[–]platocplx 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You are right. I love their tag line. Democracy Dies in Darkness

[–]LHX 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I subscribed to the LA Times yesterday for their report on crappy Mexican housing. WaPo also got a subs from me for this one.

Both newspapers are still doing great investigative reporting.

[–]Jeffy29 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Trumps biggest accomplishment: restoring hope and belief in traditional journalism amongst millennials. I am not being sarcastic. I think millennials are starting to see and identify sources of media with good journalistic ethics and standards. Before, the toxic memes of "Both sides are the same, all mainstream media are garbage" were becoming prevalent in both right and left and as a result it was increasingly easy to see hucksters succeed and brainwash millions of people with fake stories.

[–]AscendedMasta 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Thank you.

[–]FanDiego 698 points699 points  (18 children)

You all are making the world a better place.

Thank you.

[–]Alyeskas_ghostAlaska 235 points236 points  (8 children)

In all seriousness, thank you for everything you're doing for our democracy.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They say democracy dies in darkness

[–]redpoemage I voted 414 points415 points  (96 children)

I think the reasoning is completely justified, but I'm just curious, is there any precedent for reporting off-record comments like this, or is this new ground and the Washington Post hasn't experienced anything malicious enough to warrant releasing off-record comments before now?

Edit: I get what "off the record" is (although thanks for the explanations since I'm sure many do not), I was just wondering similar incidents like this have happened before.

[–][deleted] 226 points227 points  (14 children)

I mean, they have to use the off the record comments to give further context in what was obviously a malicious attempt at disinformation. CNN also has the same agreement with that reddit nazi whose identity they agreed to keep secret under good faith.

[–]Humes-Bread 202 points203 points  (10 children)

The freaky thing is that this happens right as Trump blasts the "fake news media." I would 100% not put it past Russians or Republicans to feed a fake story into the media with the plan to blow it up and "prove" Trump right. They already tried this with Rachel Maddow. Trump is a part of it and I hope the cookie jar he has his hand in ends up being a snapping turtle instead.

[–]Animist_PrimeOhio 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I worry about this everyday and the one time a reporter screws up and gives them what they want.

[–]washingtonpost✔ Washington Post 42 points43 points  (2 children)

Sorry if my wording in the post above made it seem like this is even remotely common. No, this is a highly unusual case. I'm personally not privy to the history of doing this (I'll ask around), but my understanding is that this is unprecedented, which is why it warranted an explanation from Marty. We wouldn't have a comment from him explaining this decision otherwise.

[–]mthchsnn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If it's any consolation, I thought the phrase "unusual decision" was a dead giveaway.

[–]thothisgod24 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I think the purpose was to be transparent, in case veritas tried to manufacture a lie and argue that the Washington Post was spying on them for being conservatives. Veritas are known liars, and have been accused of horrible things. Hell the project acorn take-down was done by them, and it turns out it was completely manufactured by them.

[–]Subpoenas4Donald 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Unless you signed an NDA I don't think there's much for you to stand on other than "You promise not to tell?".

[–]Upboats_Ahoys 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Well put and great work!

[–]fps_Aero 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Thank you for continuing to do what you guys do best. History will forever remember the shit the REAL media had to put up with during this administration.

[–]kaswing 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Thank you. You all should feel really good for being alert, rigorous, and having integrity, despite all the shit that's being thrown at you. You are part of something great.

[–]WilliamHHarrison420Northern Marianas 36 points37 points  (1 child)

I don't really want to think about where the United States would be without you guys over the last year.

[–]youmeanddougie 79 points80 points  (1 child)

Thank you for your integrity. Please never lose that regardless of who is in office. We need you.

[–]howardcord 12 points13 points  (0 children)

As a proud subscriber, thanks for your in depth and honest reporting! Did you reach out to other newspapers warning them of this scam? Or was that one of the intents of this article?

[–]KentabooRex 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I want you to know that you gained a subscriber today—thank you for continuing to be a source of fine, true journalism.

[–]CompactedConscience 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This is my favorite article of 2017. I love everything about it.

[–]code_archeologistGeorgia 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Shit like this should be legally actionable as an attempt at fraud.

Good on you all for catching it.

[–]lmMrMeeseeksLookAtMeNew York 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This was legitimately one of the most fascinating articles I've read all year (that's saying something for this year). Wonderful job, and thank you for confirming that there is indeed true journalistic integrity left in this country.

[–]MasonJarBong 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Just when I start believing you guys can do nothing else to further impress me, I am proven wrong. Billy Mays would be proud.

[–]alienproxyCalifornia 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Annnnnnnd subscribed. And I've been banging my head against that pay wall for months.

[–]kafkadreCalifornia 13 points14 points  (0 children)


[–]_Alvin_Row_ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Can you give Marty a big hug and kiss for me?

[–]cbigs97 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If anything this "sting" operation only served to increase my confidence in you guys. Great work!

[–]Steven_is_a_fat_ass 7 points8 points  (0 children)

There is a reason I subscribed this past year and will continue to for years to come.

Great work.

[–]LegalizedRanchIllinois 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Keep fighting the good fight, we need you guys

[–]forkonceWashington 5 points6 points  (0 children)

WaPo, I'm so glad I can have you in bed with me. You make me feel things... things I never imagined.

[–]TheLuckyLion 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Thank you so much for your fierce, uncompromising, and most of all properly vetted reporting! Y’all are truly a beacon of truth in a world intentional misdirection!

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Well… 'someone' apparently won the "FAKE NEWS TROPHY" today and it is not the Washington Post.

[–]DORITO-MUSSOLINI 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Awesome! This alone has provided me enough schadenfreude to justify my yearly subscription! Please spread this story far and wide and keep up the great work!!

[–]mntalkase I voted 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I am so proud of you guys. You just made a subscriber out of me.

[–]Flerpinator 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'm getting a web subscription right now.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Just subscribed for a year. Excellent work.

[–]followedbytidalwavesMassachusetts 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Thanks, WaPo, for keeping your journalistic integrity, and for continuing to provide quality reporting. Good on you for identifying this as bs and acting accordingly - one can only imagine the kinds of nefarious shit that might still be waiting to come out if there is that much of a concerted effort to discredit your reporting.

[–]sfw_forreals 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That paragraph made me do a double take and read the article attentively. There are a lot of publications that fact check and source well, but the level of thought put into your journalistic ethics is why I keep a subscription.

[–]blabbermeister 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A serious question, is WaPo considering suing for slander against these people who're falsely discrediting your institution ?

[–]doddyoldtinyhands 4 points5 points  (1 child)

How the fuck does project veritas still exist

[–]bilyl 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Marty Baron is a fucking boss. For those who don’t know, he was the head of the Boston Globe when their spotlight team revealed a massive coverup by the Catholic Church regarding priests sexually assaulting kids.