Wednesday morning newsfeeds were filled with a report from Newsweek about Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of the Las Vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock.
The report claimed that Newsweek had confirmed Danley had two husbands at one time and, thus, was living a double life.
All news agencies mentioned the report, including DML News, which reprinted a portion of the claim stating it was a report put out by Newsweek, but DML did not confirm its validity due to lack of evidence provided.
Reacting to the retraction, DML said, “They claimed she lived a double life and had two husbands, and so we’ll share that information with our readers but we do so as a “claim” or “report” that’s being circulated. I found it pretty hard to swallow, and nobody else was confirming they made the same discovery. Not shocked at all that they took it back. The Left puts out 98% of the fake news, but conservatives get 100% of the blame.”
Newsweek put out a statement later in the day announcing the story was incorrect.
“Newsweek has retracted its story that reviewed public records of Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock.
The initial report was based on the marriage record of Danley, who was known under a different name when she married Geary Danley in Clark County, Nevada. Newsweek mistakenly matched that record to a second public record of a different person.
The mistake was revealed when a Newsweek reporter re-interviewed a person who had initially declined to comment for our story.
Danley remains a “person of interest” in the shooting investigation of 59 people, including the gunman, Sunday night in Las Vegas.
Newsweek regrets the error.”
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