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.
He deleted the tweet, but not before Amanda Carpenter, communications director for Cruz saw it and called him out.
Absolutely false. Untrue. And you should be utterly ashamed for tweeting this. Please apologize. https://t.co/Rlvc9x5OnL
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) May 10, 2015
He fell on his sword and tweeted his mea culpa:
Earlier tweet appearing to be a USA Today story about Ted Cruz was false & not a real story. Apologies. — David Nelson (@DavidNelsonNews) May 11, 2015
Carpenter the accepted Nelson’s apology:
Thank you, sir!! Very much appreciate this. https://t.co/JKoLKjHivH
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) May 11, 2015