The Hill incorrectly identified former Democratic Rep. John Conyers as a Republican for close to two hours in a recent article.
An article about the Michigan Democrat’s latest accuser was published at 10:10 AM on Wednesday morning and claimed in the lead sentence that Conyers is a Republican.
After numerous people pointed out the mistake on Twitter, the article was eventually updated at 11:51 am to say that he is actually a Democrat. That means the incorrect information sat on The Hill’s website for nearly two hours.
Screenshots of the original piece show where Conyers is incorrectly identified.
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) December 6, 2017
this story says Conyers is a Republican…
— Jessica Chasmar (@JessicaChasmar) December 6, 2017
Fake News Alert pic.twitter.com/0rU8Yq9dhG
— Andrew J. Amarone (@andrew_amarone) December 6, 2017
Conyers announced his resignation on Tuesday after multiple former staffers accused him of sexual harassment and groping. Conyers settled a wrongful dismissal suit with at least one former staffer after she accused him of firing her for resisting his sexual advances.