Fake Sources Tricked St. Louis Reporter Into Writing Greitens Comeback Story

April 12, 2019 8:47 a.m.

Chris Stritzel, founder of real estate-focused CityScene STL, was contacted by a whole host of people claiming to be radio hosts or state representatives tipping him off about disgraced former Gov. Eric Greitens’s (R) impending comeback on the political scene.

The sources — and their tips — turned out to be fake.

According to a Thursday Kansas City Star report, Stritzel was contacted, unsolicited, by the sources. He took the story down when he realized that the personas were fake.

The sources, Stritzel said, “admitted that they were coordinating their claims in the hope of destroying my credibility.”

Read TPM’s reporting on the downfall of Greitens here.

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