The Associated Press very unwisely reported that Democrat candidate for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe lied to a federal official. Its evidence? A Grand Jury report with the initials “T.M.” — and it seems like not much else!

AP has retracted the false claim:

As of this writing, the original, incorrect AP report is still up at some news outlets (see, e.g., here and here).

Naturally, there was plenty of mockage on Twitter:

When the editor of ThinkProgress is mocking your journalism, you know it’s bad!

Apparently that person is Bob Lewis, but at least he quickly fessed up to the mistake: