Private Eye magazine – a mostly satirical outlet founded in 1961 – has been forced to make a correction and admit an error in its editorial process following an attack on The National Pulse and its editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam.
After running a false, one-sided tale of fake news reporters Rosie Gray and McKay Coppins being unceremoniously thrown out of a private event in Washington, D.C., Private Eye made the false claim that The National Pulse is somehow owned by or associated with former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon.
In reality, The National Pulse is wholly run by Raheem Kassam and owned in turn by the American Principles Project.
Private Eye’s lawyers – a far-left wing legal firm by the name of Ince – wrote to the Pulse admitting: “It is however acknowledged that due to an unintended error in the editing process, the article as published incorrectly suggested that Mr Bannon was the owner of The National Pulse.”
The lawyers revealed their politics in further stating in their letter to Editor Raheem Kassam:
Your relationship with both Mr Bannon and highly controversial extreme right wing activities over the years is of course well-known.
The legal team has offered to run a correction in the next edition of Private Eye for the magazine’s fake news claims.