Summary List PlacementA New York Post press reporter who authored a story falsely claiming that migrant kids were being offered copies of Vice President Kamala Harris’ children’s book revealed on Tuesday that she had actually been “ordered” to write the “inaccurate” story and resigned from the paper..
Previously on Tuesday, the Post briefly deleted Italiano’s two stories on the topic and republished modified variations hours later with editor’s notes..
” A statement: Today I handed in my resignation to my editors at the New york city Post,” Laura Italiano tweeted on Tuesday evening. “The Kamala Harris story– an inaccurate story I was bought to write and which I stopped working to push back hard enough versus– was my breaking point.”.
Italiano’s cover story last Friday entitled, “Kam On In: Solo kids at border welcomed with copy of veep’s book,” falsely reported that migrant children were provided with “welcome sets” that consisted of Harris’ 2019 book. The story was devoid of proof supporting that claim, which appeared totally based upon a Reuters photo revealing a single copy of the book propped versus a backpack on a table at the Long Beach, California, migrant shelter.
The story was debunked by other news outlets after it was greatly promoted in the conservative media and raised in a White House press instruction..
A representative for the city of Long Beach informed The Washington Post that the copy of Harris’ book was donated to the shelter by a neighborhood member as part of a city-wide book and toy drive to support young migrants. The Post fact-checker gave Italiano’s reporting 4 “Pinocchios.”.
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