Washington Post Changes Romney Bullying Story Without Issuing a Correction
11:36 PM, May 10, 2012 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
The Washington Post's Mitt Romney was a teenage bully story has caused a lot of media thumbsucking today. However, questions about the story itself keep emerging. The Post acknowledges that one of the major sources for the story was an Obama campaign volunteer in 2008. Beyond that, the paper's been less than transparent. Here's the orginal version of the story:
However, Matt Lewis of The Daily Caller noted that White told ABC News a different version of the story:
After ABC News's report, the Post had changed its story. It now reads:
Emphasis added. That is a pretty substantive change to the story, yet nowhere does the Post note that a correction/clarification has been made.
In addition, the Post story quotes the older sister of Romney's alleged bullying victim at the very end of the piece. Yet, when she was contacted by ABC News and asked for comment she was not happy with how her brother had been portrayed: