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Tareq’s Tall Tales About WaPo

Sociopath Tareq Salahi recently opened his big yap for an interview with the Daily Beast’s Nicole LaPorte.  In the piece, Salahi slams the Washington Post and Amy Argetsinger who originally broke the story (along with Roxanne Roberts) of the fame-whoring couple’s White House crash,  telling LaPorte: 

“First of all, they never really did a full disclosure, because we owed them tens of thousands of dollars in advertising money for our winery and the Polo Cup.  No. 2, you’ve got Amy Argetsinger dating a polo buddy of mine, who’s a competitor, fueling the fire. Obviously, we had issues with them, and they had issues with us. It was completely personal.”

Is it just me or is it a little far-fetched to believe:

a)  that a billion-dollar corporation coordinated stories against the Salahis as revenge for a $10,000 advertising debt?

b) that Argetsinger was allowed to settle personal scores (a fictional polo-fueled fury about her fictional polo-playing boyfriend) on the paper’s front page?

Better question: why are legitimate news organizations still writing about them and publishing their obvious tall tales?  To read the rest of the lies Salahi spewed to the Daily Beast, click here.

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