Odd Robocall Reportedly Asks for Dirt on Roy Moore From Fake WaPo Reporter ‘Bernie Bernstein’


A local Alabama news station is reporting on a strange robocall received by a pastor that purports to be from a Washington Post reporter named “Bernie Bernstein.”

WKRG reports tonight that Pastor Al Moore received the following robocall:

“Hi, this is Bernie Bernstein, I’m a reporter for the Washington Post calling to find out if anyone at this address is a female between the ages of 54 to 57 years old willing to make damaging remarks about candidate Roy Moore for a reward of between $5000 and $7000 dollars. We will not be fully investigating these claims however we will make a written report. I can be reached by email at albernstein@washingtonpost.com, thank you.”

UPDATE –– 7:40 pm ET: You can listen here:

There is no Bernie Bernstein or Al Bernstein at the Post, and executive editor Marty Baron said in a statement, “The Post has just learned that at least one person in Alabama has received a call from someone falsely claiming to be from The Washington Post. The call’s description of our reporting methods bears no relationship to reality. We are shocked and appalled that anyone would stoop to this level to discredit real journalism.”

Twitter, meanwhile, is amazed at the absolute laziness of the “Bernie Bernstein” name:

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