WaPo retracts racism charges made by Darryl Fears & Carol Leonnig.

[UPDATE]: Welcome, AoSHQ readers.

Darryl Fears & Carol Leonnig being the Washington reporters who did their level best to make their story about James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles racial:

Though O’Keefe described himself as a progressive radical, not a conservative, he said he targeted ACORN for the same reasons that the political right does: its massive voter registration drives that turn out poor African Americans and Latinos against Republicans.

“Politicians are getting elected single-handedly due to this organization,” he said. “No one was holding this organization accountable. No one in the media is putting pressure on them. We wanted to do a stunt and see what we could find.”

(Bolding mine) Well, guess who had to retract that passage by Darryl Fears & Carol Leonnig*? (more…)

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