She said if John were still alive today he would be "furious" about the story. abcn.ws/JjCfK9—
Matthew Jaffe (@matthewbjaffe) May 11, 2012
Hear that? It’s the sound of another liberal narrative crumbling to pieces.
The Washington Post‘s “bombshell” exposé of Mitt Romney’s reign of terror over gay classmate John Lauber is “factually incorrect,” according to Lauber’s sister Christine.
The older sister of Mitt Romney’s former high school classmate said she has no knowledge of any bullying incident involving her brother and the GOP presidential candidate.
When ABC News showed her the story, Christine Lauber’s eyes welled up with tears and she became agitated.
She added she and her sisters will likely put out a statement later via a family attorney.
So, the incident was not so much bullying as just plain bull.
No surprise here. The Post‘s Romney smear has been evolving faster (and less transparently) than Barack Obama’s gay marriage position.
The publication reported that White had “long been bothered” by the Romney bullying incident, when in fact, he wasn’t witness to it, and wasn’t aware of the story until contacted by the Washington Post. The Post changed its piece after we made our request without informing its readers of the change.
New York Times reporter Ashley Parker has more on the Lauber family’s objections to the story.
Apparently WaPo’s portrayal of John Lauber wasn’t intended to be factual—he was more of a composite classmate, a representative everyvictim like Julia fabricated to advance a political agenda. Only, John Lauber was a real person who never signed up to serve as the Left’s latest political dodgeball.
And hey, stories can be quietly corrected later after the damage is done.
Meanwhile, Obama admitted to bullying a little girl and mainstream media coverage is nowhere to be found. But move along, no media bias to see here.