A lone official in the Georgia Secretary of State’s office was the sole source for at least one lie that falsely alleged that former President Donald Trump told an investigator with the office to “find the fraud.”
Fuchs wasn’t on the call so everything she said to the media was second-hand knowledge. The investigator, Frances Watson, told Fuchs about the conversation between Trump and Raffensperger, but what Fuchs told the press apparently wasn’t the same thing.
A recording of the call recently materialized from a state records request, revealing that the Washington Post and a number of other news outlets had falsely reported Trump uttering several phrases.
If Fuchs was not on the call then who recorded it?
Raffensperger’s office said Fuchs did not present details of the conversation as verbatim. In other words, she embellished a bit. What a professional.
“The Secretary of State’s Office’s first reports of its investigator’s phone conversation with President Trump relied on the investigator’s recollection. Information about the content of the call was never presented as a word-for-word transcript,” an office spokesperson told The Epoch Times in an email.
The Post said that they “misquoted” President Trump, “based on information provided by a source.” Then they outed Fuchs as the source. In the story, they originally described her as an individual familiar with the call.
The Associated Press was another outlet that reported on Fuch’s false statements and in their correction, they used similar wording claiming that they “erroneously reported” that Trump pressured Watson to “find the fraud,” and that she’d be a national hero if she did.
The problem is, Trump never said it. Fuchs did not pass on the truth. She probably thought she could cast a magic spell and make the lie go away. Not in the real world. This is not the makings of a professional, but the sign of a political hack. She should have known that the recording of the phone call would somehow be made public, or at least she should have counted on that before running her mouth to a press outlet. Allegedly it was her boss Raffensperber who leaked the recording because he thought it would help him. Remember, at that time Raffensperger was under a hail of fire by Georgia Republicans for entering into a consent decree with Stacey Abrams that very well may have cost Trump Georgia to Democrats allegedly cheating on ballot signature verifications.
Folks, Jordan Fuchs was appointed to the Electronic Registration Information Center board of directors for the 2019-2020 term.
Here’s the announcement:
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger today appointed Deputy Secretary Jordan Fuchs to serve on the Board of Directors for the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). Fuchs will serve as Georgia’s national representative within the organization’s governing body.
“Our office has led the charge to reform Georgia’s elections with common-sense solutions that prioritize efficiency and promote integrity – and our immediate action to join ERIC was a major victory for all of Georgia’s voters,” said Fuchs. “I am honored to represent our state at the national level as we continue to aggressively pursue solutions that ensure a better experience at the polls for our voters and election officials alike.”
ERIC is a multistate partnership that uses a sophisticated and secure data-matching tool to improve the accuracy and efficiency of state voter registration systems. Through ERIC, states share voter registration information to improve the integrity of voter lists. The national non-profit uses cross-state data matches to flag voters who may have registered in multiple states, moved out of state, or passed away – alerting election officials so that they can update voter rolls accordingly, consistent with federal and state law.
What a joke. She was put on the board that was to reform Georgia’s elections “with common-sense solutions that prioritize efficiency and promote integrity…” Some believe Fuchs is the one who allegedly came up with the consent decree with Stacey Abrams.
CNN did an editor’s notation saying that in the story’s initial writing they “presented paraphrasing of the President’s comments to the Georgia elections investigator as direct quotes.”
The Washington Post and the AP didn’t respond to questions if they would commit to never again use Fuchs as a source. Neither did CNN, ABC News, NBC News, nor Reuters respond. All of the outlets who reported the Fake News except for Reuters updated their stories.
This is what’s wrong with journalism today. Every outlet that reported the conversation between Trump and Raffensperger used a single source: Fuchs. None of them followed up with anyone else for corroboration before going to print. This was probably because these outlets spent the last four years relentlessly attacking Donald Trump and anything that trashed the former president was golden in their eyes. Not that long ago a journalist needed at least two sources to run with a story. The competition to be first to report a story and in this case to trash Donald Trump in any way they can is why you can no longer trust journalists to do their job.
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Then again, didn’t they all report lies daily for over two years straight about Trump-Russia collusion? Journalism is dead.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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