G. McConway
October 29, 2022

Reporter Grovels for Forgiveness After Scoop Proven to Be Fake News

MSNBC columnist Eric Michael Garcia had a blockbuster report about Governor DeSantis.

The problem, however, is that the report was completely wrong.

Garcia misread dates, invalidating the entire report.

Bad Reporting

Garcia’s story claimed that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Governor Ron DeSantis had a meeting the “day before” Roe v. Wade was overturned in the Dobbs case.

The Dobbs decision was announced on June 24, 2022.

The meeting between Thomas and DeSantis took place on June 23, 2021, so he was only off by a year.

The governor’s deputy press secretary, Jeremy Redfern, caught the mistake and called out Garcia on Twitter.

Garcia immediately ate a plate of crow.

Garcia stated, “I am legitimately so sorry.

“I was not trying to mislead.

“I am legitimately embarrassed and humiliated.

“I never wanted to do anything malicious. I am so apologetic. I should have double-checked the dates.

“We are taking the article down. I cannot apologize enough. I should have double-checked triple-checked dates.”

He also sent a follow-up tweet…

The apology was great, but it did not cover the fact that Garcia was working a completely ridiculous angle by creating a narrative that would never exist in the real world.

This was pointed out by former press secretary and current rapid response director for DeSantis, Christina Pushaw…

What you are doing is worse than “gotcha” journalism, Mr. Garcia. In fact, it is not even journalism; it is fiction to undermine a specific person or party.

Source: Daily Caller

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