Texas Tribune makes major COVID-19 error, publishes weaselly correction
The Texas Tribune committed an act of fake news, reporting Thursday that more than “5,800 children in Texas were newly hospitalized with COVID-19 in the seven-day period ending on Aug. 8,” a 37% increase from the prior week.
The usual political operatives were quick to jump on the supposed news, using it to attack Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. Ted Cruz, who opposes school mask mandates even as his own children attend a school that requires them.
“Deadly hypocrisy,” said the left-wing Lincoln Project as it shared the Texas Tribune article on social media.