Washington Post Corrects ‘Fact-Check’ After Revelation Boston Bomber Received Stimulus Check

Posted on AllSides January 7th, 2022
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A Washington Post “fact-check” about a claim by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) was updated this week after the government revealed convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received a stimulus check.

Cotton said last year that prisoners like Tsarnaev would get stimulus checks if an amendment to a COVID-19 relief package weren’t approved.

Democrats blocked the amendment.

Even though Cotton was correct, The Washington Post, owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, initially said his claim and a similar one from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) lacked “significant context.”

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