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Pollak: Did Adam Schiff Out Himself as Leaker to Washington Post?

Schiff may have outed himself during his opening arguments in the Senate trial of the president on Wednesday, as he cited an opinion article written by the Washington Post.

Adam Schiff Cites Washington Post Editorial Against Trump in Senate Trial

Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) used an opinion article by the editorial board of the Washington Post in an attempt to prove the facts of his case against President Donald Trump in opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial Wednesday evening.

Washington Post Gives Platform to Maduro to Ask for ‘Dialogue’ with Trump

Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro told the Washington Post in an interview this weekend that he could see a future of “dialogue” with President Donald Trump, over a year since he ceased being the legal head of state of his country and after months of increasingly harsh sanctions on his violent regime.

PEN IS MIGHTY: Journalists to Award Themselves Bezos-Funded ‘Courage’ Award Named After Billionaire Heiress

The Washington Free Beacon regrets to inform you that the journalists are at it again. The White House Correspondents’ Association, a pro-journalism activist group responsible for hosting the appropriately dubbed “nerd prom” dinner party, announced Friday the creation of a new journalism award for “courage and accountability.”

ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl captured the sentiment of the pro-journalism community by describing the announcement as a “big deal.”

The award is named after the late heiress Katharine Graham, daughter of former Washington Post owner Eugene Meyer, a financier who by the age of 40 had amassed a fortune worth nearly $800 million in today’s dollars. Graham served as publisher of the Post for a decade beginning in 1969.

Current Washington Post owner and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos reportedly endowed the “courage” award for journalists with a “generous donation.” The Katharine Graham Award for Courage and Accountability will be presented for the first time this April at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the annual black-tie gala in Washington, D.C., at which journalists congratulate themselves for their courage by attending exclusive parties with actual celebrities.

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WaPo Reveals Photoshop Is Problematic If It Targets Dems

A Thursday Washington Post story attacked Rep. Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.) for “manipulating” an image of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), even though such modifications are standard in political advertising on both sides of the aisle, including from Pelosi herself.

“Rep. Stefanik tweets altered photo of Pelosi in GOP fundraising appeal,” read the headline of a Post piece. Reporter Felicia Sonmez wrote that the photo “appears to have been manipulated” and shows “a close-up, red-tinted photo of Pelosi, with the lines in the House speaker’s face exaggerated due to the image’s unnaturally high contrast.”

The use of filters and contrast on an opponent’s picture is a common tactic in political advertising. “It’s widespread, especially in video,” one GOP operative told the Washington Free Beacon. The Washington Post‘s criticism of Stefanik’s use of photoshop struck the operative as politically convenient. Stefanik’s 2020 Democratic opponent Tedra Cobb, for example, has frequently tweeted images of the congresswoman that have been similarly “manipulated” using black-and-white and fuzzy filters without attracting negative attention from Capitol Hill reporters.

Pelosi herself often has tweeted similarly “manipulated” photos of President Donald Trump and other ideological foes without attracting the notice of the Washington Post.

“This story is the latest evidence that President Trump’s presidency has caused folks at the Washington Post to lose their damn minds,” wrote NRCC national press secretary Michael McAdams in an email.

Stefanik responded on social media by sharing a tweet saying the Washington Post engaged in the same sort of photo “manipulation” the paper had condemned. “Thank you again to @washingtonpost – we’ve had a huge morning of online national fundraising to Pressure Pelosi landing page because of this article!” she wrote.

Sonmez did not respond to a request for comment.

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Corporate Media Spread Fake News, Iranian Propaganda as Iraq Strike Unfolded

Establishment media broadcast unconfirmed falsehoods, offered praise for the Iranian authoritarian regime, and otherwise spent much of Tuesday night adding to the confusion surrounding Iranian airstrikes on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.

WaPo Fact Checker Gives Biden ‘Three Pinocchios’ for Bin Laden Claims

Joe Biden

The Washington Post‘s fact checker gave former vice president Joe Biden a “Three Pinocchios” rating for his claim that he didn’t oppose the raid that killed 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.

The Post‘s fact checker concludes that Biden’s story about the bin Laden raid “has evolved over time.” He says that personal testimony—both Biden’s own and that of eyewitnesses in the room—maintains Biden opposed going after bin Laden at the time.

The rating was prompted by Biden’s interview on Friday with Fox News’s Peter Doocy, who asked the former vice president, “Didn’t you tell President Obama ‘don’t go’ after bin Laden that day?”

“No, I didn’t. I didn’t,” Biden said.

Biden has said the opposite in the past. At a retreat for House Democrats seven months after Osama bin Laden’s killing, Biden said he told the president in the Situation Room, “Mr. President, my suggestion is, don’t go.” This moment has been described similarly in books by former Obama senior officials, who stressed Biden’s skepticism and desire for more information before making a final decision.

In subsequent interviews, however, Biden has added that he had a private conversation with Obama immediately following the meeting in the Situation Room, in which he urged the president, “Follow your instincts.”

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Reporters Eulogize Terrorist Qasem Soleimani as ‘Warrior-Philosopher’ with ‘Snowy White Hair and Dapper Beard’

Several media outlets reacted to the U.S. elimination of Tehran’s top general Qasem Soleimani with glowing eulogies, describing him as an “icon,” a “bodybuilder with snowy white hair” and “a dapper beard,” and a “brave, charismatic” hero “beloved” by troops.

Report: Amazon Threatens to Fire Employees Who Speak Out Against Company’s Environmental Record

Amazon has reportedly threatened to fire at least two employees who criticized the e-commerce giant’s record on the environment, telling them that they violated the company’s external communications rules.

Klein: Iran Crossed All Red Lines with U.S. Embassy Breach

JERUSALEM — One would require a wild imagination to believe that Iraqi Shiite militiamen backed by Iran orchestrated a breach of the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad without direct orders from their paymasters in Tehran.

Joe Scarborough in WaPo: We Shouldn’t Compare Trump to Hitler, But We Should

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough published an op-ed in the Washington Post on Monday evening in which he drew lessons from Hitler’s rise in Nazi Germany to urge voters not to re-elect the “illiberal” President Donald Trump.

Washington Post Pronounces VA Gov. Ralph Northam ‘Back from the Dead’ After Blackface, Infanticide Scandals

The Washington Post editorial board pronounced Friday that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has miraculously come “back from the political dead.”

VICE News: Breitbart Facebook Page Beats NYT, WSJ, USA Today, WaPo Combined

Breitbart News Network’s Facebook page has captured more engagement than several of the largest corporate news outlets combined amid the ongoing impeachment battle, a VICE News report revealed Monday.