AP ‘corrects’ claim Ted Cruz called pro-abortion protesters ‘Satan worshippers’
Protesters: "Hail satan."
Ted Cruz: "They said 'hail satan.'
AP/NatJourno: "Cruz called protesters satanists."— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 13, 2014
At an abortion bill protest at the Texas Capitol last summer, abortion rights supporters engaged in a chant of “hail Satan” in an attempt to drown out the prayers of some pro-life groups.
At an event in Texas yesterday, Sen. Ted Cruz simply quoted what happened, stating that the pro-aborts were “arm-in-arm, chanting ‘Hail, Satan,’ embracing the right to take the life of a late-term child.”
Somehow that has translated into Ted Cruz comparing the pro abortion demonstrators to Satanists:
The Associated Press got in on the act big time:
The original AP report claimed that Cruz (and other speakers) called the pro-abortion protesters “Satan worshippers.”
The AP subsequently issued a correction (but not an apology):
Worst. Correction. Ever.
Newsbusters reports media outlets running the original AP story included the “Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report and several other organizations.”
Editor’s note: The title of this post has been corrected to fix a spelling error.