Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, December 22, 2017

Callum Borchers, Washington Post: In the final weeks of the U.S. Senate race in Alabama, Breitbart News strained to discredit Leigh Corfman, who accused Republican Roy Moore of sexually touching her when she was 14 and he was 32. The far-right website published non-scoops -- Corfman didn't have a phone in her bedroom! Corfman moved in with her father 12 days after meeting Moore! -- as if they somehow made her account less believable. Now, Breitbart editor in chief Alex Marlow tells CNN that he actually did believe Corfman. Here's an excerpt from Oliver Darcy's report: "Marlow also stressed that he was personally uncomfortable with the behavior attributed by The Post to Moore, and noted that he did believe the accusations from Leigh Corfman, who said Moore assaulted her while she was 14 -- they were 'not perfect,' he said, but had 'a lot of credibility.'"

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The site's coverage of Moore was not about evaluating his actions or fitness for office but about helping [Donald] Trump. The goal was to keep the bar for elected officials' conduct low enough for Trump to clear. Breitbart also positioned itself to defend the president against the "past or future accusations" Marlow referenced; after all, it would appear hypocritical to stand by Trump after abandoning Moore.

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... Now, Breitbart editor in chief Alex Marlow tells CNN that he actually did believe Corfman. ...

OK. I was curious, so I followed the link to the CNN article to see the actual quotes.

Holy frigging bull pellets.

This guy totally destroys the credibility of Breitbart. He admits it is nothing less than a fictional political hatchet site, with the implication that the readers of the site don't care.

...Marlow also stressed that he was personally uncomfortable with the behavior attributed by The Post to Moore, and noted that he did believe the accusations from Leigh Corfman, who said Moore assaulted her while she was 14 -- they were "not perfect," he said, but had "a lot of credibility." He also noted that he, and much of the Breitbart audience, initially supported Mo Brooks in the Republican primary, and only shifted support to Moore because of his opposition to Strange as the establishment candidate. But he said he saw political motivations behind The Post's reporting on Moore and wanted to home in on the "coverage of the coverage." ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-22 11:06 PM | Reply


nothing less than a fictional political hatchet site

- should be -

nothing but a fictional political hatchet site

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-22 11:19 PM | Reply

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