Time reporter apologizes after falsely reporting MLK bust removed from Trump White House

MLK bust Trump

Could this be a harbinger of things to come?  Earlier Friday, President Donald Trump returned the bust of Winston Churchill that had been removed by Barack Obama.  That set off a wave of speculation about what happened to the bust of Martin Luther King, Jr., that Obama put in to replace Churchill.  Time reporter Zeke Miller initially tweeted that the MLK bust was removed, but that report was false.  Miller later apologized to incoming press secretary Sean Spicer.

Twitchy noted:

But the damage was done as many other reporters went with Miller’s initial report. To his credit, Miller took full responsibility for the mistake and is apologizing to his fellow reporters over the error.

But, Miller later said, the bust was obscured by a door and an agent:

To his credit, Miller took responsibility for his mistake and apologized:

He also apologized to Spicer, who graciously accepted:

Spicer then issued some sage advice:

Hopefully the Democrat-media complex will take notes…


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