Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Alabama Residents Getting Robocall From "Bernie Bernstein" of the Washington Post

Here is a twist on push-polling robocalls being used in an attempt to save Roy Moore's US senate campaign.

According to News 5 WKRG in Alabama, at least one person received a robocall seeking more damaging information about Roy Moore.  Here is the text of that voicemail message received by Pastor Al Moore in Creola.

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 albernstein@washingtonpost.com, thank you.
There is no record of a ‘Bernie’ or ‘Al Bernstein’ who works as a reporter at the Washington Post.

The Executive Editor, Marty Baron, of the Washington Post has 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.

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