As Twitchy told you Saturday night, Georgia State Rep. Erica Thomas’ original claim that a “white man” told her to “go back” where she came from while at a grocery store started to fall apart later that same day after Thomas admitted things didn’t exactly play out the way she initially described. Combine that with the fact that the man Thomas accused is a Democrat of Cuban descent who has been critical of Trump and supportive of AOC and her “squad” and it was enough of a backfire to make Rep. Ted Lieu delete his tweet in support of her.
However, many hours after all that, NBC News was still doing yeoman’s work in keeping the original narrative alive:
A black Georgia state lawmaker said a white man cursed at her in front of her young daughter and told her to "go back" to where she came from because he thought she had too many items in the express checkout line at a grocery store. https://t.co/QHGmoeNrox
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 21, 2019
Way to try and keep the Dem narrative alive as long as possible, NBC News!
This tweet is from 2 hours ago, well after the lawmaker walked back her story. https://t.co/NTEsJjbKkE
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 21, 2019
Maybe they hadn’t heard the latest on the story because they only watch NBC News.
Good for you NBC "news"….tweeting something as fact that has already been shown to be NOT FACT. Keep up the "great news work" you do for the left. https://t.co/TGsb0Q3cp1
— Ryan (@glfrdad7707) July 22, 2019
And then she admitted he didn’t say that.
— Mary (@MaryTherese99) July 22, 2019
This after she walked back that statement?
— Mercy Warren ☮?? (@needajobbad) July 21, 2019
They're still running this garbage. https://t.co/yuhZriXkuX
— JWF (@JammieWF) July 22, 2019
Well, it’s true- that’s what she “said”.
— Rich Weinstein (@phillyrich1) July 22, 2019
They need to milk every ounce of useable divisiveness out of it.
— Winston Smith (@WSLovesJulia) July 22, 2019
You would think they already have enough practice at admitting their mistakes and issuing prompt retractions by now. ?
— Dread Pirate (@Leslie_H20) July 22, 2019
NBC left Erica Thomas’ walk back of her original claims out of their headline and story.
— JWF (@JammieWF) July 21, 2019
I clicked on the link in the article to see Ted Lieu's tweet, but he seems to have deleted it for some reason.?
— Dani the Girl (@NewYearsDani) July 22, 2019
Lieu deleted his tweet slamming Trump and the GOP and supporting Thomas sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning, but NBC News was still quoting his deleted tweet in story they promoted again Sunday evening. Journalism!