Rubio Rising Reuters Recoiling

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Remember the names DAVID ADAMS, DAVID LINDSEY and ERIC WALSH. Adams is the author of Florida’s Rubio a star, but an unlikely VP pick published by Reuters news service. Lindsey and Walsh are the articles editors. Next time you read an article authored or edited by them, take it with a super-large grain of salt. The article made so many obvious mis-statements of fact that a correction was put online a scant 4 hours after the original was published. The correction section is competing for space with the actual article.

For instance, the first (or is it the second) version of the article stated that Marco Rubio voted against the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. It also noted that the Senator from Florida voted against Obamacare. The problem was that these events took place before Rubio was elected to the Senate.

John Hinderaker over at Powerline nominates the article for “Worst News Story of 2012“. Hinderaker points to 7 mis-statements of fact found by Matt Lewis at the Daily Caller. Of the seven noted, the so-called Obamacare vote wasn’t among them. The updated article at Reuters issued 5 corrections, so far.

Politico’s Dylan Byers added that Reuters laments Marco Rubio ‘fiasco’. He quotes a senior Reuters staffer calling the event a “disgrace”. Unfortunately the news organization has gone into shutdown mode over the episode; refusing to talk about it.

If your local paper decided to print this excuse for news, be sure and send a letter to the editor noting the factual errors, and demand a correction. And be sure to scrutinize any future articles from Reuters to see if there is any actual truth in it.

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