Bullshit, that's your default response when confronted with the facts.
The rebuttal stands on its merits AND on the fact that there has been no corroboration of the claims since published.
That's the stumbling block that the moderator of the PDB trips over so often you wonder if she has a 'help I've fallen down and.....' alert device.
Always ask yourself two questions:
What has happened since the article you quote was published?
Who has corroborated the claims?
If recirculation of an article appears only on bat-shit RW sites, you know you're in trouble. Or at least you should know.