FAKE NEWS ALERT: Washington Post’s Big Mistake

The Washington Post, self styled defender of democracy, has cited a satirical fake news website as fact. The Free Beacon reports:

The Washington Post took four hours to correct a story that referred to a fake op-ed on the satirical site Clickhole as genuine.

The Post article follows the true story of British protesters campaigning to make the Green Day song “American Idiot” the number one single in the U.K.

But it claimed that “despite the song’s ubiquity, Armstrong waited 13 years to reveal – in an article he wrote for Clickhole.com – that the ‘American Idiot’ was President George W. Bush.” The reference to what Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong supposedly said about “American Idiot” was in fact a reference to a satirical op-ed attributed to the musician.

The article further quoted from the satirical Clickhole piece: “‘The main reason we made George W. Bush the ‘American Idiot’ is because he started a war,’ Armstrong wrote.”

Yet another reason why the mainstream media is facing a credibility issue.

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