Statement of John Solomon regarding Daily Beast smear of my coverage of Archives memo

I wrote the story because it was accurate, true and important to the public.

Published: August 24, 2022 2:09pm

Updated: August 24, 2022 3:06pm

The Daily Beast, where I once worked, has provided a fresh example of the failing state of American journalism. The site's media reporter is under the illusion I wrote a story to try to help a particular politician. That may be the standard at The Daily Beast today, but it is not my standard.

I wrote the story because it was accurate, true and important to the public. I know it was news because every major news organization followed my reporting, with many crediting Just the News. The Archives agreed to release the memo as a result. I appreciate that gesture enabling other reporters to see what we wrote was true, accurate and important.

Secondly, this reporter seems to be under the illusion that the Archives letter was the first time America learned TS-CI secrets were found in Mar-a-Lago. In fact, that information had been made public in an Aug. 13 letter from Reps. Adam Schiff and Carolyn Maloney. You can read that here:

Finally, before The Daily Beast presumes to judge my accurate, award-winning journalism, maybe they should put a mirror to their own record of reporting, like this doozy from December 2018.

The Daily Beast actually claimed Robert Mueller found Russia-Trump collusion. Those who read Just the News know Mueller found: "The investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.

If you think this sort of dishonest journalism has no place inside The Daily Beast, let Editor Tracy Connor know.

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