(Article by Mark Pellin republished from HeadlineUSA.com)
The alleged news outlet had to yank 23 articles from circulation after a reporter was busted fabricating stories and sources.
“After receiving an external correction request, USA TODAY audited the reporting work of Gabriela Miranda,” the outlet wrote Thursday in an editor’s note.
“The audit revealed that some individuals quoted were not affiliated with the organizations claimed and appeared to be fabricated.”
Miranda seeped her lies, distortions and bias into articles on everything from abortion bans, anti-vaxxers and Georgia elections to Ukrainian women soldiers, sunscreen, TikTok and skinny jeans.
“The existence of other individuals quoted could not be independently verified,” USA Today copped to Miranda’s articles. “In addition, some stories included quotes that should have been credited to others.”
Miranda, it was announced, had resigned as a reporter for USA Today and the USA Today Network.
The editor’s note promised that the fake news outlet would do everything in its power to no longer be a fake news purveyor and “to be accurate and factual in all our content and regret this situation.”
The public remained unconvinced.
Who does she think she is Taylor Lorenz? pic.twitter.com/LZUOEIgjVd
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) June 16, 2022
“No wonder my best friend is so ill-informed, she reads USA Today,” observed one media watcher.
“Bad information from bad sources like this, CNN, & NYTimes. Is holier-than-thou yet ignorant.”
The New York Times, which lied its way into a Pulitzer with the fabulist 1619 ravings of race-peddler Nikole Hannah-Jones, reported that USA Today’s reporter “took steps to deceive investigators by producing false evidence of her newsgathering, including recordings of interviews, one of the people said.”
CNN, which ironically has been outed for manufacturing fake news several times by USA Today, also soft-balled its colleague’s incident with passing notice.
MAJOR NEWS: The far-left USA Today has removed 23 articles after discovering their reporter Gabriela Miranda fabricated sources.
This is why no one trusts the media anymore, it's fake!
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) June 17, 2022
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