Accuracy in Media

Fake news from the Washington Post debunked? Associated Press reporter Matt Lee, who covers the State Department, disputed the Washington Post allegation that Rex Tillerson told State Department employees to avoid eye contact with him.

Tillerson is Trump’s new Secretary of State and leads differently than past cabinet secretaries, which appeared to have irked State Department employees. Anonymous sources gossiped, in Lee’s words, to the Washington Post about Tillerson telling them to not make eye contact with him.

The Washington Post stood by their sources, as one would expect, even after Lee said it was gossip and he had looked into it for himself a week before the Washington Post allegation came out.

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