Stunner. Politico Changes Their Bogus Coffin Story …Update: Democratic Underground Retracts Story

Will someone please remind me of this the next time some elitist hack starts dogging blogs?

Politico reported an inaccurate tea party hit piece yesterday about a protest at Russ Carnahan’s home and office. They were fed their information from the Carnahan camp and forgot to factcheck it.
Here is the original story:

A coffin was placed on a Missouri Democrat’s lawn, another in a string of incidents against lawmakers after their vote Sunday on a health care overhaul.

Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) had a coffin placed “near his home,” a spokesman said Wednesday evening.

“Carnahan appreciates thoughtful feedback received both in favor and opposition of health insurance reform,” Carnahan spokesman Jim Hubbard told POLITICO Wednesday evening “We can disagree on important issues facing our country without resorting to this kind of thing. Russ Carnahan isn’t going to shy away from the importance of reform when 45,000 fellow Americans died last year due to a lack of health insurance.”

This was not true. The coffin was used in a prayer service for the elderly who will suffer under Obamacare and for the unborn who will be slaughtered under this plan. The protesters prayed for their loss of freedom thanks to this nationalized democratic plan. The St. Louis tea party patriots also prayed for Russ Carnahan and democrats who were voting at that time to nationalize the health care industry.


The Politico made the accusation that the coffin was placed (and left) near Carnahan’s home. It wasn’t. The protesters were never on his lawn. They said some prayers at his house and then took the coffin with them when they left. It’s currently sitting in a garage.

Well, it took the Politico about 12 hours but they finally updated their hit piece.

But, they didn’t mention that it was updated:
“The coffin was from a prayer vigil.”

And, then a bit later Politico made another correction:

This time they added this:

The coffin was from a prayer vigil, and protesters say that the coffin symbolized babies who would be aborted due to the health care law and was not a threat to Carnahan.

Of course, they didn’t mention that their story was updated here either.

That’s just how the media does things… They print a hit piece on tea party protesters from some democratic source. They don’t do their homework. They’re caught with egg on their face. And, then when they do make a correction they won’t admit that they made a correction.
That’s how it works.

UPDATE: You know your propaganda sucks when the Democratic Underground retracts the story:

Hat Tip Bill Hennessy

Someone needs to forward this to the Politico.

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And, the MCJ has more on Scaredy Cat Russ.

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