Washington Post’s Russiagate retraction

The Washington Post just retracted two major stories it published on the Steele Dossier: with the perhaps unprecedented step of removing huge parts of the articles and re-writing them. Yet it still refuses to say who lied to make them publish this:

The scope of the media’s Russiagate fraud is only starting to be appreciated. @mtaibbi has called it “this generation’s WMDs” in terms of media malfeasance. Look at how extreme their conduct now is in trying to clean it up: reflecting what a huge, sustained fraud this was:

Another major editor’s note attached to a Washington Post Russiagate story (see others: https://washingtonpost.com/business/economy/russian-propaganda-effort-helped-spread-fake-news-during-election-experts-say/2016/11/24/793903b6-8a40-4ca9-b712-716af66098fe_story.html … & https://washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russian-hackers-penetrated-us-electricity-grid-through-a-utility-in-vermont/2016/12/30/8fc90cc4-ceec-11e6-b8a2-8c2a61b0436f_story.html …).

This one is essentially a retraction. There’s no way for major media outlets can keep evading this accountability. It’s crashing down.
I think they’ll just quietly add notes like this and then move on. The advantage they have is that they’re all guilty outside of right-wing media, so they all have a common interest in memory-holing it as soon as possible, and they will.

Glenn Greenwald via Twitter