We last wrote about New York Times reporter Robert Mackey when he used a progressive blog as a source for his smear job on Steven Crowder. On Wednesday, he reported at The Lede that Pope Francis has a Twitter account.
NBC Washington and Boston.com also reported on the account:
The @JMBergoglio account quickly attracted more than 100,000 followers.
But oops! It was a fake.
Twitter dropped the ban hammer on the [email protected] account and corrections were issued.
Those media outlets had plenty of company.