Washington Post Reporter Apologizes After Falsely Connecting ‘Right-Wing Anger’ to Gabby Giffords Shooting


A reporter for The Washington Post took some heat Friday for peddling the unsubstantiated narrative that places blame on conservatives for the 2011 shooting of former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ).

For years, folks in the media have suggested that the rise of the Tea Party and specifically Sarah Palin were responsible for the assassination attempt of the Democratic congresswoman despite the fact that there was no evidence that proved there was a political motivation by the shooter. But that didn’t stop WaPo congressional reporter Paul Kane from echoing such rhetoric.

For obvious reasons, he was criticized by right-wing Twitter.

Kane did offer up an apology for the tweet, although it’s worth noting he hasn’t deleted it, which has over 100 more retweets than his correction.

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