This article first appeared on the History News Network. The front-runner candidate for the Alabama Senate seat vacated when Jeff Sessions became Justice Secretary, Republican Roy Moore, called The Washington Post “fake news” after the newspaper published a thorough investigation reporting on sexual encounters between Moore and multiple teenage girls, one as young as 14.
Left vs. Right Bias: How we rate the bias of media sources
For many, the Washington Post lost credibility by the 1990s via their highly negative portrayals of the poor. On their credibility today, they have been leaders in promoting anti-Russian propaganda following Clinton’s election defeat, up to and including recycling allegations that had already been proved false.