Shit like pushing the original story (with no proof) is expected form the likes of Drudge, but Politico's Jonathan Martin portends to be a real journalist. Bob John is having non of his non-sense.
From Bob Johnson:
Following up on Meteor Blades' recommended diary, Lynch Mob, we should look beyond Fox News to other so-called "reputable" journalists who jumped on the "McCain volunteer attacked" story and promoted it as "fact" -- before the facts were in.
We can start with Jonathan Martin at Politico.
Martin reported this story as fact yesterday, offering this headline and first line:
It's getting ugly out there
A McCain staffer was assaulted last night in Pittsburgh.
Note that he did not use "allegedly attacked.
Today, when Martin reported on the hoax, he mentioned not a single word about his own false reporting from the day before.
In fact, he compounds his error by offering the following headline and first line for the piece:
When it rains it pours
Seems like McCain just can't catch a break.
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