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Mon Oct 21, 2013, 09:41 PM Oct 2013

AP Reporter And Editor Fired Over False McAuliffe Report

The Associated Press has fired a reporter and editor in connection to a false story alleging Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe lied to a postal inspector in a fraud scheme, according to The Huffington Post.

The author of the report, which was retracted soon after it was published, Bob Lewis has been fired, the news services announced Monday. Dena Potter, a news editor for the Associated Press who covered Virginia and West Virginia, has also been fired.

Earlier in October the news service reported that McAuliffe had lied to a federal official investigating a fraud scheme run by a Rhode Island estate planner. The report cited documents which referred to a person named "T.M." T.M. turned out to be somebody other than McAuliffe.


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AP Reporter And Editor Fired Over False McAuliffe Report (Original Post) RandySF Oct 2013 OP
k&r. Of course, the Cuccinelli campaign is still running ads making this accusation. n/t FSogol Oct 2013 #1
Can we fire the DUers who ran with the story? nt msanthrope Oct 2013 #2
NO. But they can be spanked. Tigress DEM Oct 2013 #3
OK, but I want in on the fun. Beacool Oct 2013 #8
ouch that would hurt! gopiscrap Oct 2013 #12
Naahhhh, it's all virtual. Beacool Oct 2013 #16
ah you made my fears go away! gopiscrap Oct 2013 #17
Good!! Beacool Oct 2013 #18
I thought spanking was outlawed gopiscrap Oct 2013 #13
Not in all states. loudsue Oct 2013 #19
Someone ran with it on this website? BluegrassStateBlues Oct 2013 #11
lololololol Pretzel_Warrior Oct 2013 #14
Has Fux hired him yet malaise Oct 2013 #5
Bingo. The Good Lord does not close a door lest he open a toilet lid. nt Robb Oct 2013 #6
Choking with laughter malaise Oct 2013 #7
My work here is done. Robb Oct 2013 #10
The false report will look good on the resumes ... JEFF9K Oct 2013 #9
It wurz teh oral sexez lobby! Warren DeMontague Oct 2013 #15
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Oct 2013 #20


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Tue Oct 22, 2013, 08:56 PM
Oct 2013

If the shoes was on the other foot, you know that is what the Republicans would be doing right now and the media would not let it go until the Democrat did just that!


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9. The false report will look good on the resumes ...
Tue Oct 22, 2013, 09:19 PM
Oct 2013

... when applying for lucrative jobs in talk radio and Fox News.

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