Many left-leaning news media, including the New York Times, Washington Post and NBC News, on Saturday (May 1, US time) had to withdraw statements about former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and The FBI’s raid on his apartment recently.
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The New York Times published the corrections on May 1, saying: “An earlier version of this article misrepresented that Rudolph W. Giuliani had received an official warning from the FBI about Russia transmitting false information. Mr. Giuliani did not receive such a report of what could be called self-defense. “.
The news agencies mentioned above, citing various sources, have stated that Giuliani had been warned about Russia transmitting false information and subsequently the raid on his Manhattan apartment, but there was no such warning. that’s done.
According to Washington Examiner, the FBI raided Giuliani’s apartment in Manhattan, New York City last Wednesday to investigate whether he acted on behalf of Ukrainian officials to illegally lobby the Trump administration. are not.
The Washington Post initially claimed that the One America News Network and Giuliani had been warned about Russia transmitting false information. The Washington Post then had to publish the same correction as the New York Times.
The Washington Post’s corrections read: “A previous version of this story, published Thursday, incorrectly reported that One America News was warned by the FBI that the news agency was the target of Russia’s influence activity.“.
“That version also says the FBI issued a similar warning to Rudolph W. Giuliani, which he dismissed. This version has been revised to remove claims that OAN and Giuliani have received the above warnings.”, The Washington Post corrections added.
A Washington Post spokesperson, in a private Washington Examiner comment, added: “This story focuses on a primary concern that Rudolph Giuliani and One America News run the risk of becoming part of Russia’s influence operations, aimed at the election. [Mỹ] 2020. This corrective detail removed from that story the claim that the FBI had informed Giuliani and the OAN about these concerns – now [FBI] is believed to have not“.
Meanwhile, the NBC News corrections have added additional information, clarifying that the FBI had written the warning but never sent it to Giuliani.
According to NBC News, a second source “now says a brief notice has been prepared for Giuliani and has not been delivered to him, partly because of fears it complicates a criminal investigation against Mr. Giuliani. Therefore, the preamble and title of the article below have been changed to reflect the corrected information“.
Mr. Giuliani responded to the corrections of the three news agencies with two tweets and urged them to apologize.
“Where does false news come from? @[email protected]@nytimes, can’t I hear your apology? ” Mr. Giuliani asked on Twitter.
– Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) May 2, 2021
In the second tweet, Mr. Giuliani repeated asking news outlets to confirm their sources.
On a Saturday, the Washington Post added this correction to their defamatory story about me. The Washington Post and the NYT must reveal their sources who lied and targeted an American Citizen. #msnbc , #cnn forgot to mention the corrections today. #fakenews #badpeople pic.twitter.com/NhBX7EwQdk
– Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) May 1, 2021
“The Washington Post and NYT must disclose their sources, who have lied and targeted US Citizens. #msnbc, #cnn forgot to mention these corrections today. # fake news # the bad guys”Mr. Giuliani wrote.
Xuan Thanh (According to Washington Examiner)