AP Fires Journalist Who Hoaxed Russian Attack on Poland

“That Putin sure is a mean old grinch!”

There are real Jews behind fake news.

But some hoaxes are even too extreme for them.


The Associated Press has fired the journalist behind its since-retracted story, which claimed that the missile that hit NATO member Poland last week had been launched by Russia, a number of US media outlets have reported.

The news that the agency had terminated its contract with investigative reporter James LaPorta after a brief internal probe was broken by the Daily Beast on Monday. The sacking was later confirmed to the Washington Post by “people at the news organization.”

Last Tuesday, AP issued a news alert citing “a senior US intelligence official,” who claimed that “Russian missiles crossed into NATO member Poland, killing two people.”

Such an event would constitute a major escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, given that an attack on one NATO member is supposed to trigger a response from the entire US-led military bloc. The story was quickly picked up by numerous other media outlets and made international headlines.

Russia denied carrying out any strikes near the Ukrainian-Polish border at the time of the incident in the village of Przewodow, while officials from Poland, the US and EU soon said there was only one missile involved and it was most likely fired by Ukraine.

This was just too dumb. Like, imagine that Putin is sitting there and he’s like “it’s time to kick things up a notch – fire a missile at Poland and kill some peasants on a random farm.”

Fatmericans will believe something like this – when your body is fat, the fat cells go into your brain and break down neurotransmission. But the media has to keep some degree of confidence among the Europeans and various people with slightly higher IQs (people who are less fat).

Even with the attacks on the nuclear power plant, the media will not outright say that Russia is doing it, and instead just say that the Ukraine says Russia is doing it and they can’t confirm it either way.

Of course, they’ve now confirmed that the Ukraine is executing POWs, so the narrative could be changing.