Editor’s note: This post has been update to reflect that the reporter deleted the tweet.

Jessica Roy is the audience engagement editor for the Los Angeles Times. Here’s what she tweeted out last night regarding Sen. John McCain’s cancer diagnosis:

Update. Roy deleted the tweet above and tweet this apology:


As they say, big if true:

Too bad the evidence is “in a box,” or something:

Unbelievable. But, hey, she certainly engaged her audience:

We have questions, too. Like why would he tell them to move in the first place?

But will anyone at the LA Times fact-check her?

Nah. In any event, the damage is done: