The Washington Post finally admits it had to edit the original Mitt Romney gay bullying story
The day after Barack Obama’s evolution on gay marriage the Washington post ran an article about Mitt Romney and how he beat up and cut the hair of a gay boy while he was in highschool. The problem with the article is that it contained false information about one of Mitt Romney’s friends whom the article claimed witnessed the event.
The truth was that Stu White–Romney’s boyhood friend–never even heard of the alleged incident until shortly before the Washington Post asked him about it, yet still the Post reported that White ”has long been bothered by the incident.” The Washington Post likely knew this was a lie, and when Stu White was interviewed by ABC News the Washington Post story began to unravel, but rather than come clean about their deceptive article the Washington Post decided to quietly edit the article in the hopes that nobody would notice.
People did notice and finally yesterday the Washington Post came clean to an extent when they put a note at the bottom on the article admitting the original story was edited and clarifying the deception. But the damage has already been done, on the heals of Barack Obama’s evolution the Washington Post tried to paint Mitt Romney as a gay beating homophobe and they did. That is why the note at the bottom of the article does not include an apology for the mistake; it was no mistake and the Washington Post is not sorry.