Oopsie - a little retraction

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Seems that President Trump's new CIA Director did not run a secret prison in Thailand - from the original source of this fake news -  Pro Publica:

Correction: Trump’s Pick to Head CIA Did Not Oversee Waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah
On Feb. 22, 2017, ProPublica published a story that inaccurately described Gina Haspel’s role in the treatment of Abu Zubaydah, a suspected al-Qaida leader who was imprisoned by the CIA at a secret “black site” in Thailand in 2002.

The story said that Haspel, a career CIA officer who President Trump has nominated to be the next director of central intelligence, oversaw the clandestine base where Zubaydah was subjected to waterboarding and other coercive interrogation methods that are widely seen as torture. The story also said she mocked the prisoner’s suffering in a private conversation. Neither of these assertions is correct and we retract them. It is now clear that Haspel did not take charge of the base until after the interrogation of Zubaydah ended.

And this retraction has been covered by all the major media outlets - NOT...

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