WaPo, Rolling Stone Issue Correction On FBI Whistleblower Stephen Friend

Both stories largely focused on House Republican-led Weaponization of Government Subcommittee but ran different corrections – Rolling Stone's about Steven Friend's security clearance.

A seal reading "Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation" is displayed on the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building in Washington, DC, o August 9, 2022. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP) (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
  • Both corrections are related to material written in the respective stories about Friend.
  • The Post  article now states that as an FBI case agent in Florida, Friend objected to the use of a SWAT team to arrest five people suspected of being members of a militia-type group over their alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 riot.
  • Rolling Stone’s correction, which was placed at the end of the article “Inside Jim Jordan’s Disastrous Search for a ‘Deep State’ Whistleblower,” states: “This story has been corrected to reflect that Steven Friend’s security clearance was suspended.”