President Obama recently told the New Republic magazine, "Up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time." Today, after some suggested the president's claim might not be true, the New Republic tweeted a picture supposedly proving that Obama has gone skeet shooting:
: PHOTO: Obama shooting skeet at Camp David. (from )
And here's the picture the magazine pointed to:
The only problem: the picture is a fake, and not hosted on the White House's website.
Within minutes the magazine had deleted the tweet and admitted its mistake:
And then the magazine blamed Twitter for its mistake:
UPDATE: This appears to be the original picture on which the fake is based: