WaPo is full of it, says family of Romney's alleged bullying victim

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.

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  • Lucid_American

    These people are in denial. They are poaching because they sense that the country has turned the page on this President and the know he is going to lose big! The Presidency is not a position that will suffer the workings of affirmative action. You can either do the job or you can’t. It is about leadership. If you can’t lead people with diverse background and views, it isn’t because the country it’s broken, it is because you as a leader do not have the critical skills of leadership needed to be effective.As a result, the country suffers. Leadership is not about IQs or Educational Degrees…and that is what the left never seems to understand. BHO has failed, and it is as simple as that – everything else is just excuses.

  • DANEgerus

    WaPo lies coordinated with White House and LibRules brag about it… never forget

  • cscape

    “Mr. Sigretti, if the answer is YES, wait 10 seconds without saying anything and then hang up” (All The President’s Men”)…. The Washington Post – STILL the worst journalistic enterprise in the world!

    • cscape

      i should hasten to add that Ben Bradley (at the time) WOULD NOT allow the story to go forward (about Watergate) on that FLIMSY reporting….. That’s where the “Deep Throat” source came in

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DYTKVFPJOMR6BUQ5T7JNSTMXRQ ed

    i wonder if this is what FaraCON was talking about when ‘the people will turn on it’s leaders’

  • cscape

    we folks need to understand that with the LEFT it is always “the seriousness of the charge”….. the VALIDITY of the charge makes absolutely no difference….. the FACTS surrounding the charge are immaterial to them – that is to say, unless of course we’re talking about their titular leader (RIP) who had caused the death of a young girl in his oldsmobile….that’s no biggie, right?

  • Mike Diver

    msm…bulls do it all the time…you know number two all over the field!!! so why not the msm??? why not dig up bull manure on a challenger instead of vetting something that is sitting in our house?