Written by Brandon Jarvis
Reports are being made of a fake Washington Post reporter making calls in Alabama. The robocall is asking callers to give him information on Roy Moore for cash. This is an attempt to attack the Washington Post for their reports on Roy Moore being a pedophile.
The message is as follows:
“Hi, this is Bernie Bernstein, I’m a reporter for the Washington Post calling to find out if anyone at this address is a female between the ages of 54 to 57 years old willing to make damaging remarks about candidate Roy Moore for a reward of between $5000 and $7000 dollars. We will not be fully investigating these claims however we will make a written report. I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.”
The Executive Editor, Marty Baron, of the Washington Post released the following statement:
“The Post has just learned that at least one person in Alabama has received a call from someone falsely claiming to be from The Washington Post. The call’s description of our reporting methods bears no relationship to reality. We are shocked and appalled that anyone would stoop to this level to discredit real journalism.”