Oops! AP botches Rand Paul immigration quote


This morning, the “real reporters” at the Associated Press ran a report quoting Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) saying that some voters want an immigration plan that would “round up people … and send them back to Mexico.”

Many MSM outlets ran with the story:

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Predictably, some Twitter users went ballistic. How dare anyone suggest that some voters want our country’s immigration laws to be enforced!

Rand Paul’s appeal to racists & hate mongers, i.e., Fox News!: Sen. Paul: Voters want to round up immigrants bigstory.ap.org/article/sen-pa…

— jerry green (@jgreenSTPA) February 17, 2013

Rand Paul wants to “round up”folks and send them back to Mexico. Would we have to send him back to Crankoslavia?

— CouncilmanJimKenney (@JimFKenney) February 17, 2013

Just one problem. The quote reported by AP was incorrect:

Uh, AP’s got it wrong. Rand Paul actually says “voters *don’t* want” pol to round up immigrants. h/t @charessespieces huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/201…

— Zach Toombs (@ZachToombs) February 17, 2013

Thankfully, AP has run a retraction:

Correction: Rand Paul said some in GOP “don’t want somebody who wants to round people up … send them back to Mexico” apne.ws/UvrooU

— The Associated Press (@AP) February 17, 2013

It has now been several hours since the AP retracted its story, but many MSM outlets that published the article have neither removed nor retracted nor corrected it.

By the way, Sen. Paul seems to be cut from the same pro-amnesty cloth as President Barack Obama and Sen. Marco Rubio on immigration. So all of you open borders folks who are freaking out can just relax.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/17/oops-ap-botches-rand-paul-immigration-quote/

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