MSNBC Deletes Incorrect Tweet About Ambassador To Panama

Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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An MSNBC producer and the official MSNBC Twitter account incorrectly claimed earlier Friday that the U.S. ambassador to Panama was resigning over Trump’s “s**thole” comments.

Mary Emily O’Hara, a segment producer for MSNBC, said that John Feeley was resigning over allegations that Trump referred to Haiti and African countries as “shitty countries.”

“Feeley is the first US diplomat to resign over the president’s comments,” O’Hara wrote.

Screen Shot Twitter: Mary Emily O’Hara (Jan 12, 2018)

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However, Feeley actually resigned on Dec. 27, well before Trump’s comments. (RELATED: US Ambassador To Panama Resigned BEFORE S**thole Comments) 

O’Hara deleted her initial tweet and addressed her error in a follow-up, blaming the first tweet on “phrasing.”

Screen Shot Twitter: Mary Emily O’Hara (Jan 12, 2018)

MSNBC also apparently tweeted the false claim, and issued a correction on its account Friday afternoon.

“We deleted a previous tweet about the US Ambassador to Panama’s resignation that misrepresented the resignation as a result of the president’s recent racially charged comments,” it wrote.

Screen Shot Twitter: MSNBC (Jan 12, 2018)

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