Elections, Politics

Rollercoaster: FNC Exonerates Moore, then Retracts Headline

We had a bombshell story all prepped to grace your inbox that went thusly: Roy Moore accuser admits forging yearbook entry.

It promised to turn the entire scandal rollercoaster upside down. That is until the headline both from Fox News and Breitbart was proven to be rather misleading.

The stories claimed that Beverly Young Nelson had forged the signature and note in her yearbook, a fact which has been the most damning of all the claims against Moore.

But the reality is she didn’t forge anything. She simply made a notation of the date and location below his signature.

What’s more, several experts have verified that his signature and handwriting match other examples in the public record.

So in a matter of hours, Moore has gone from presumed guilty to exonerated, and back to presumed guilty again.

The bottom line is conservative media has done Roy Moore a grave disservice today.

In the era of fake news on the left, conservatives must hold to an unequivocal standard of integrity lest we become like them.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

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Beverly Young Nelson has finally admitted that she forged a portion of the infamous high school yearbook that she and attorney Gloria Allred used as proof of her accusations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.

And in yet another blow to the credibility of ABC News, the disgraced, left-wing network downplayed the bombshell by presenting this admission of forgery as adding “notes” to the inscription. Worse still, the reporter actually coaches Nelson, puts words in her mouth, downplay the enormous significance of her deceit.

“Nelson admits she did make notes to the inscription,” ABC News tells us. “But the message was all Roy Moore.”

“Beverly, he signed your yearbook,” ABC News reporter Tom Llamas says.

“He did sign it,” she replies.

“And you made some notes underneath.”

“Yes,” Nelson says.

And then, after a woman admits to forging a document used in a campaign to destroy the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, ABC News quickly moves on as though it is not news of extraordinary consequence.

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