ThinkProgress’ Bachmann backtrack catches Jonah Goldberg’s attention

http://twitter.com/#!/kevinpost/status/493523520035364864

ThinkProgress relayed a “news” report that claimed Rep. Michele Bachmann was calling for illegal immigrant children at the border to be put in “labor camps,” or “Americanization facilities” as Bachmann was quoted as saying.

Just one problem: None of it was true. ThinkProgress eventually issued a “correction,” and Jonah Goldberg was impressed by its scope:

http://twitter.com/#!/JonahNRO/status/493539364493090816

The ThinkProgress post now consists of a brief “correction” saying Bachmann “never made the statement” followed by a several hundred word “story” that has been completely lined out.

http://twitter.com/#!/mt_newman/status/493540673384382464
http://twitter.com/#!/RommelsMom/status/493542519989620736

The ThinkProgress “correction” was spotted by many others:

http://twitter.com/#!/hboulware/status/493525499650392064
http://twitter.com/#!/charlescwcooke/status/493520873605697536
http://twitter.com/#!/onawav/status/493526446590427136
http://twitter.com/#!/seanparoski/status/493529570838994944

Crooks and Liars and the Daily Kos are two other liberal websites that have cited the fake story, according to the Daily Caller.

What might the excuse be?

http://twitter.com/#!/mt_newman/status/493541679711129600

Ding! Ding! Ding!

http://twitter.com/#!/RawStory/status/493518764563234816

(h/t @submix8c)

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