As Twitchy reported, liberals were outraged over a late-night tweet that appeared to be from Ammon Bundy, son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, comparing the militia members occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore., to Rosa Parks. Wednesday morning, MSNBC’s Tony Dokoupil assured colleagues that the tweet was not from Bundy, as he was standing next to Bundy when tweets supposedly sent by him went out.

BuzzFeed’s Tom Gara noted that by 5 a.m., the Washington Post had published a 1,000-word piece on the tweet, which was sent around 1 a.m. Unfortunately for the industrious writer, the piece now is preceded by an editor’s note that “the Post’s original story is based on a false premise. That story appears below.” Ouch.

https://twitter.com/tuner225/status/684841017221185537

While the Washington Post added an editor’s note to the beginning of its piece, the New York Daily News instead allowed #BlackLivesMatter activist Shaun King, hired last October as the paper’s senior justice writer, to attempt to salvage his piece on the offensive and laughable comparison between Bundy and Parks.

It turns out that a fan of the piece copied and pasted the original version to her Facebook account, preserving it for comparison. In his original piece, King addressed Bundy directly, accusing him of sleep-tweeting:

Last night, at exactly 1:12 AM, you wrote what appears to the intelligent eye to be a sleep-tweet. You must’ve rolled over on your phone in your sleeping bag. I know it’s below freezing at night in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge and it appears that while you were shivering, your butt somehow miraculously typed and sent a tweet stating that your armed takeover there was just like Rosa Parks refusing to get out of her seat in the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.

A little emergency surgery was done, and the online piece now reads:

Last night, at exactly 1:12 AM, someone claiming to be you wrote what appears to the intelligent eye to be a sleep-tweet. You, or someone masquerading as you, must’ve rolled over on the phone. I know it’s below freezing at night in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge and it appears that while you were shivering, your butt somehow miraculously typed and sent a tweet stating that your armed takeover there was just like Rosa Parks refusing to get out of her seat in the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.

It should be noted that Ryan Bundy, the brother Ammon, claims his brother did not author the tweet about Rosa Parks and that the account widely believed to belong to Ammon is not being managed by him.

In any case, somebody’s cold butt is to blame. It’s just too good of a line to go to waste.

Not only that: The headline — “The Ammon Bundy tweet comparing militia leader to Rosa Parks is not only offensive, it’s laughable” — and the remainder of the piece still presume that Bundy actually wrote the tweet.

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