Peter Hamby of CNN has been in the news recently for tweeting out a link to an Obama donation page and for accusing Rep. Paul Ryan of using a racial code word when he called Florida the “breadbasket of the South.”
Last month, blogger Soopermexican pointed out that Hamby tweeted the above assessment of a motion at the GOP platform committee.
The smear circulated through Twitter. Even the Director of Hispanic Press for the DNC made note of it:
.GOP compares immigrants to cattle. Someone is behaving like animals but it's not the immigrants. Buena suerte in attracting Latinos to GOP.
— Diana Rubio (@DianaRubioDNC) August 21, 2012
When Hamby’s gross mischaracterization became clear, he tweeted the following “clarification” (apparently he couldn’t bear to call it a correction):
to clarify earlier tweet: GOP platform condemned traffickers who treat illegal immigrants like "cattle." committee still killed language.
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) August 21, 2012