WAPO Story on Romney Starts to Unravel

(Oh and don’t forget in his memoir Barack Obama recalls an incident when he bullied a little girl. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)

Breitbart has the details.  http://www.breitbart.com/Big-J…  Critical details regarding the Washington Post’s reporting of the alleged hazing incidents involving Mitt Romney are shown to be factually incorrect.  Not surprisingly, the  reporter and Post editors have skewed the story to portray Mitt in the worst possible light.

For instance, an individual that the Post claimed to have been a witness to the incident, which bothered him for years, states that he was not there and unaware of it until just last year.  

The original Washington Post piece stated the following:

“I always enjoyed his pranks,” said Stu White, a popular friend of Romney’s who went on to a career as a public school teacher and has long been bothered by the Lauber incident. [emphasis added]

Yet in an interview with ABC News today, White disowned that characterization:

While the Post reports White as having “long been bothered” by the haircutting incident,” he told ABC News he was not present for the prank, in which Romney is said to have forcefully cut a student’s long hair and was not aware of it until this year when he was contacted by the Washington Post.

White didn’t know about the incident until this year, but the Post reported that he had “long been bothered” by it. We demanded a correction.  

The family of one of the students that was allegedly at the brunt of one of Mitt’s pranks is outraged with The Washington Post:

Tonight, Christine Lauber, John Lauber’s sister, said that she didn’t know anything about the bullying incident. More importantly, she said that the story had factual inaccuracies. Betsy Lauber, another of John’s sisters, told ABC News, “The family of John Lauber is releasing a statement saying the portrayal of John is factually incorrect and we are aggrieved that he would be used to further a political agenda. There will be no more comments from the family.” Said Christine, “If he were alive today, he would be furious [about the story].” Jason Horowitz, the reporter on the Post story, did speak to both sisters and quoted them in the story – but apparently still botched the facts.

Watch for more as the MSM tries to do in Mitt Romney.  But this time, the MSM will have Redacto, the Correction Alpaca to reckon with.    http://www.breitbart.com/Colum…

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  • Vote3rdpartynow

    The WaPo on Mitt Romney….

    This is a great followup story, thanks YankeePundit…

  • Republican Ram Rod Radio

    Hey Gary

    I’m sure the [cough] corrections will be made and printed … on page 28 due to come out this Sunday … Mothers Day.

  • geo999

    Your swiftboat is sinking fast!

  • …is it took less than 24 hours for this to fall apart.

  • A person who is bullied in HS does not share the humiliation with his family.  Nothing surprising there.

    And Romney’s so called denial pretty much admits what he did (and the WaPo does have 4 names sources and 1 unnamed source).  On the one hand Romney certainly admits to “pranks” that he is not proud of, yet can’t recall this “prank”, but somehow maintains that he was not aware of the sexual orientation of the person he does not recall bullying.  Right.  This reminds me of Romney’s response to Gingrich, when Newt whined about Romney’s SuperPac attacking him.  Romney said he had not seen the ad, and then went on to describe the ad scene by scene.  Right.

  • we pulled on each other in the Army….I can never run for office.

    One guy had no eyebrows for over 2 years…..standing rule:  first to pass out at parties gets their brows shaved off.

  • This incident with Mitt Romney shines a spotlight on the horrible cruelty that can exist in some schools.   The alleged Romney incident involves a physical attack.   Other students have been subjected to merciless verbal abuse.   It would not be surprising if teenage victims of this type of humiliating abuse suffer from depression and, possibly contemplate suicide.

    Recently, almost every member of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation made a video called “It Gets Better”, aimed at teenagers suffering from depression or contemplating suicide.  Scott Brown did not participate.    

    I really don’t care what Mitt Romney did in high school.  That was a very long time ago.  I do care, however, that Scott Brown lacks either the courage or the morality to reach out to gay and lesbian teenagers who may be suffering.

  • …and the only unraveling is in the minds of those embracing faith-based reality.