NPR reporter Russell Lewis published that tweet, indicating that Jindal is ending his presidential campaign. He is referring to a Politico story in which a prediction is made that Jindal will be the next to withdraw.
Here’s the story:
Bobby Jindal and George Pataki are the next two quitters in the Republican field.
That’s the assessment of Republicans in the POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top activists, operatives and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire.
A quarter of Iowa Republicans say it’s Jindal, a frequent visitor to their state, who is on his way out.
Not exactly a “report” of his exit. To be fair, he did come back later and revise his statement.
Better tweet: Website (via IA & NH voters) predicts Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to withdraw from GOP presidential race.
— Russell Lewis (@NPRrussell) September 27, 2015
Still, a lot of people were misled and disillusioned by the original tweet.
Apparently no one actually reads links before tweeting something out as BREAKING NEWS https://t.co/kkilkaJbjf
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) September 27, 2015
@NPRrussell Should probably click through.
— Jason Inofuentes (@tnofuentes) September 27, 2015
@NPRrussell to quote trump "you are having a hard time today." Try actually reading the politico article. Not a poll of voters….
— Bradley Engle (@BradEngle) September 27, 2015
— Joel Cohen (@Joel__DC) September 27, 2015
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) September 27, 2015
Way to completely misrepresent the report. Although the authors of this story deserve lots of blame, too. https://t.co/GROUK8Qgu3
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) September 27, 2015
speculation ≠ report https://t.co/463aQ2jxPy
— Sam Ro (@bySamRo) September 27, 2015
Bad headline here. The original citation is a Politico story with Iowa pols PREDICTING Jindal MAY quit. https://t.co/Uh5JJx1z6T
— Dan Berman (@DHBerman) September 27, 2015
Jindal’s camp responded to the “rumors.”
— Danielle Dreilinger (@djdreilinger) September 27, 2015
So there’s that.