When this turns out to be a completely faked document with no actual intel from a former British intelligence agent, are these news organizations going to apologize for spread false news?
Did Trump ever apologize for all of the times he said "Some people are saying..." and then repeated some horrible horrible lie? This has been his MO all year
, to use vague internet rumors to smear his opponents. I think it's only fair to play on his level.
Except that Wikileaks themselves have repeatedly denied that they received the DNC or Podesta leaks from Russian anything, Sol. Who do you believe, Sol?
Have you even been reading the news? I believe the 16 US intelligence agencies who have already identified the go-between that Russia used to leak information to Wikileaks. Russia uncovered the information and then passed it on. Wikileaks didn't (at the time) know for sure that the information came from Russia, because they themselves didn't get it from the Kremlin. But it's disingenuous to say that the use of an intermediary absolves Russia of responsibility for the leak, isn't it?
Well the word "unverified" would imply not being verified and/or authentic. Not to mention it points our glaring errors. So how exactly can you spread "fake news" when you admit it's unverifiable and full of errors? Seems to me they understand it could be bogus and acknowledge as such.
This isn't fake news. Fake news is a story that is based on something that didn't happen. This is a story about an actual intelligence report, of questionable credibility. It's still a real document. It really exists, and is really under investigation, and has really been presented to Congress and to the Presidents, was really concealed during the election while other information of questionable credibility was really released, and that's what the story is about. Heck, the (not fake) story even discusses the possibility that the intelligence report could be fake, in part or in whole.
See the difference? A fake news story would report on events that didn't happen. This is a story about things that did happen, and are happening, to try to figure out if some other things really happened or not.