Reuters editor who got Newtown ‘heckling’ story wrong goes on factually-challenged anti-Twitchy rant

Reuters Deputy Social Media Editor Matthew Keys is unhappy about the inclusion of his factually-incorrect tweet about the Newtown “heckling” incident in this post.

We make errors, too. And when they are brought to our attention, we correct them.

Rather than correct his erroneous tweet or express concern at poor media coverage of the Newtown “heckling” story, Keys laid into Twitchy.

We’re fairly certain that nobody on our current staff is in regular contact with Keys, so we asked him what he was talking about:

Keys deleted two of his three anti-Twitchy tweets and replied:

Here is a list of our current staff. The editor Keys referred to hasn’t worked for Twitchy since June 2012.

To recap: Keys falsely stated that gun rights supporters shouted at the father of a Newtown victim. When we called him out on it, he publicly called on Twitchy to stop emailing him links to our stories, even though no one on our staff has contacted him for more than six months.

With that kind of accuracy, Keys must fit right in at Reuters.



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  • almarquardt

    And the truth shall set you free, or for some liberals, it shackles them to their lies.

    • Tish


  • Steve_J

    Isn’t a “typo” a misspelling or does it include making shineola up?

  • christopher swift

    Do these people ever think before they react? Must be their lefty moral certainty overpowering judgment.

  • Laurel

    He is ticked at you not for being wrong but for the unforgivable sin of being correct.

  • bluewaternavy

    Reuters get a bit bitchy when called on facts, don’t they?

    • lainer51

      that is new to them.

  • wwbdinct

    So he admits Reuters is a biased, left wing operation. Thanks moron. Not like that’s anything new but it’s always refreshing when they own up to it.

  • Okie_pastor

    Typos happen to everyone but typos are not the equivalent of purposeful deception to advance an agenda

  • Ariadnea

    Can’t you see what he’s doing? He took away focus and attention on his deceit while deflecting it on something irrelevant. You should follow up questions on his perfidy instead of indulging him by veering on issues as small minded as typos – which nobody cares.

  • Okie_pastor

    Typos does not equal purposeful deception for advancing an agenda

  • Angie (D)

    Typos v. factual mistakes — only a moron thinks the two are equivalent.

  • Steve_J

    I thought typo’s were misspellings. Now they include deliberate lies?

  • ps5725

    This guy is an so stupid he makes biden look like a brilliant orator. I hate people who correct typos. thats like teacher stuff. He must melt down when he reds my tweets.

  • Steve_J

    Typo’s include lies?

  • Michelle

    I’d rather see typos in the media than outright lies. This man gets called out on his lies and his reply is pretty much, “But..your typos!” What a child.

  • realconservative

    “typo’s” Leftist Definition – The act of being caught i a lie and then blaming so one else for pointing out that lie. then instead of correcting attack those who corrected you as extremist ranters.

  • DizzyMissL

    LOL, I bet this irks his balls.

  • Randi Starr

    Sucks when you get caught.

  • philomena

    The mark of a truly serious journalist: “Seriously, though.” Are they all out of the Zinn/Chomsky/Alinsky/Valley Girl correspondence course? These immature boobs have no business near a “send” key. The stupidity is not astounding anymore, not in the Age of Obama.


    Whats in your closet Matthew Keys. We will find out, all liberals are criminals, just a matter of time we find what you are hiding.

  • o0Nighthawk0o

    Let the little twerp come after me. I’m just a nobody but was tweeting this lie at 8:15AM ET this morning with proof. If I could figure it out and find the truth this high profile “jur-no-list” should have been able to.

  • Guest

    Lie ≠ grammatical error or typo.

    What a maroon! Let me guess, his “quit emailing me” was one email over 6 months ago? Elmer has nothing on this guy.

  • DavidKramer

    What is with these journolists lately?

    A lie or devious coverage of something ≠ a typo. By the way, that is a fallacious argument anyway. Address the accusation, do not attempt to mislead by bringing up something entirely not related to the subject matter at hand. Geez.

  • Guest


  • JR48

    My only reaction to this is…this is a professional adult working for international media? It’s like an exchange with a college student.