The Daily Beast
The Daily Beast is a liberal website run by far-left anti-Tea Party activist John Avlon. Founded by liberal media figure Tina Brown, the website has become infamous for its history of false reporting. On January 30, 2015, The Daily Beast declared that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney had decided to run for the U.S. presidency in 2016. The website was left humiliated less than two hours later when Governor Romney announced that he had decided to not run for the presidency. On February 27, 2015, The Daily Beast claimed that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's budget would cut sexual assault reporting from the state's universities. The next day, that claim was proven to be a lie and as a result the website retracted the claim, although the author of the claim refused to apologize. In the immediate aftermath of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, The Daily Beast falsely identified the brother of one of the terrorists as one of the perpetrators.
|"If ever you don't hear from me for 12 hours during this conflict, if it's 12 hours or more, assume that I've been picked up by the SBU. And assume that the people most responsible are the Daily Beast, the Daily Beast who deliberately lied about me, claiming that I'm not in Kharkov, admitted to the fact that people are looking for me and want to get a hold of me in the very hit piece that they wrote, and that they contacted the Ukrainian government to make them aware that I'm in Kharkov, make them aware of my significance, make them aware so they can send some SBU goons to get me. Understand what the Daily Beast has done. And when I said, you know, in the in the title of this that the Daily Beast wants to kill me, I'm not being hyperbolic."|
According to John Mark Dougan, an American living in Moscow who frequently reports from Donbas, The Daily Beast contacted him asking for the location of a prison where Ukrainian POWs and foreign mercenaries were being held. Dougan had interviewed UK mercenary Aidan Aslin, who spoke of Ukrainian sale of weapons to the Kurdish terrorists in Syria. Dougan refused to divulge the information to the Daily Beast. Other prisoners as well have given up a wealth of information on Ukrainian operations and war crimes. The prison however was destroyed by a U.S.-built HIMAR on July 29, 2022. Fifty-three people were killed, including 2 prison guards. Dougan said he has long suspected the Daily Beast of being a CIA front.
- Aslin, a UK mercenary who was convicted of terrorism, sentence to death, and British government refused to negotiate a prisoner swap, sung the Russian national anthem on YouTube.