InfoWars and Jerome Corsi apologized for falsely claiming Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich leaked DNC e-mails to WikiLeaks. Rich was killed in 2016 in Washington D.C.; there’s a conspiracy theory claiming he was killed for leaking the e-mails.
In a March 4 retraction on InfoWars’ website, Corsi wrote that his March 2018 article, “Anti-Trump Left Tries to Revive Dying ‘Russia’ Narrative by Blaming Roger Stone,” wasn’t fact checked and was based on a now-retracted Washington Times article. The Washington Times retracted its article last year after Rich’s brother Aaron sued the newspaper. (Separately, Rich’s parents unsuccessfully sued Fox News last year.)
iMediaEthics has written to InfoWars and the Rich family attorney.
“It was not Dr. Corsi’s intent to rely upon inaccurate information, or to cause any suffering to Mr. Rich’s family,” Corsi wrote. “To that end, Dr. Corsi retracts the article and apologizes to the Rich family.”
According to CNN, Rich’s brother’s lawyer called for the retraction.
Hat Tip: Daily Beast