This week, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said that the bill President Biden signed earlier today will give stimulus checks to millions of illegal immigrants:

A Newsweek fact check initially tagged Cruz’s tweet as “mostly false.” And then the walk back began:

How it started:

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“Mostly false” didn’t last for long.

Here’s how it went after that:

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This is why so many people roll their eyes at “fact-checking” these days, because all too often their initial instinct is to spin for Democrats rather than deal in facts, but at least they corrected it:

This would have further ruined the media’s credibility, but it’s already pretty much at rock bottom.

Sen. Cruz made the Democrats aware of Newsweek’s change:

Dick Durbin lie? No way!