FAKE NEWS: Politico Tricked Into ‘Scoop’ on Republican Governor Gushing About Obamacare

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A fake letter “signed” by New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez praising President Barack Obama’s health care law has been widely circulated by the media—thanks to the Politico “scoop” that presented the document as real.

Politico first reported the unauthorized letter on Wednesday, which claimed that “a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, even if delayed, would considerably undermine the availability of affordable options for health care coverage.”

Only a day later, the site updated the article with Martinez’s disavowal. By then, however, the botched news report was picked up by other outlets and reported as a fact. – READ MORE

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