Anchor Tweets Ted Cruz Story That Wasn’t True

By Kevin Eck 

KWQC anchor David Nelson fell for a fake story that first appeared on the website National Report saying presidential candidate Ted Cruz thought the office of Veterans Affairs and the Pentagon should be like the Girl Scouts and sell cookies for funding.

The story was picked up by, which is not the real USA Today. Here’s a screenshot from The Right Scoop


He deleted the tweet, but not before Amanda Carpenter, communications director for Cruz saw it and called him out.

He fell on his sword and tweeted his mea culpa:

Carpenter the accepted Nelson’s apology: