>> It is very strange.>> Alabama Pastor Al Moore says the saga of the battled Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore took a strange twist Tuesday with a voicemail left on his phone.>> 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 5,000 to $7,000.
We will not be fully investigating these claims, however, we will need a written report. I can be reached by email at email@example.com, thank you.>> So the pastor decided to email the purported reporter.>> It said undeliverable.>> And quickly found there was no Bernie Bernstein or Al Bernstein at the Washington Post.
In a statement, Washington Post Executive Editor, Marty Baron, says he was, quote, shocked and appalled that anyone would stoop to this level to discredit real journalism.>>
>> The paper broke the story of sexual misconduct allegations against Roy Moore, no relation to the pastor. Five women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct stemming from when he was in his 30s, and they were teenagers.
Moore now 70 has denied the allegations. Pastor Moore says he thinks the voicemail is coming from someone who wants to sow more division in the heated race.>> My first thought was someone from the opposite campaign trying to do more damage.>> It's unknown how many others received the robo call.
>> Now, if you will do me one favor?>> Mm-hm.