Fake Washington Post Reporter Offers Cash for Damaging Info on Roy Moore

At least one individual in Alabama has received a robocall from an individual impersonating a Washington Post reporter and offering money in exchange for being “willing to make damaging remarks” about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. “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,” the robocall says. "We will not be fully investigating these claims however we will make a written report." Moore, mired in a sexual misconduct scandal first reported by the Post, is facing heavy pressure to step aside from the race. Post executive editor Marty Baron released a statement saying “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.”