On Tuesday, Mic senior political reporter Emily Singer made waves on Twitter by tweeting out a photo from the Oval Office, originally released by The New York Times. She explained that the photo showed now-indicted Russian spy Marina Butina in the Oval Office alongside several Russians including foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, as well as President Trump.
To her credit, when notified of the error, Singer quickly corrected the record:
The rush to link Russian collusion with the Trump administration is growing wearisome. It’s also granting credibility to Trump’s claims that he’s being unfairly targeted by a malicious media hell-bent on destroying him. Members of the media would do well to check their work before running to Twitter to “own” Trump.