Tuesday, January 24, 2017

TIME Editor Defends Reporter of False Martin Luther King Bust Story

TIME Editor Defends Reporter of False Martin Luther King Bust Story: Nancy Gibbs, managing editor of TIME magazine, defended White House correspondent Zeke Miller after he falsely reported last week that the Martin Luther King, Jr. bust had been removed from the Oval Office after President Donald Trump moved in.

“No news organization ever wants to make an error, but we all have procedures for handling them when we do. Zeke moved quickly to correct the record, and we stand behind him for taking responsibility for the mistake,” Gibbs wrote Tuesday.

Miller had initially tweeted Friday evening that the MLK Jr. bust had been removed from the Oval Office. He also included the fake news in a TIME article that has since been corrected.

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