Breitbart Confuses Free Beacon Founder With Author Of Trump Takedown Piece

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Breitbart News on Sunday confused Michael Goldfarb, the founder of the conservative website Washington Free Beacon, with an author of the same name who wrote a BBC News Magazine article criticizing Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.

Breitbart had reposted the BBC News piece under the headline “‘Free Beacon Founder: Trump Is The Politics Of ‘Fear, Paranoia, Nativism.'” A correction was appended Monday noting that the Michael Goldfarb the site had linked to was “a different individual,” not the Free Beacon founder.

The Michael Goldfarb who wrote the BBC News article is an author and former NPR correspondent.

Read the full correction below:

CORRECTION: Our morning lead was a link to a story on the BBC Magazine by Michael Goldfarb. This is not the Founder of the Washington Free Beacon, but a different individual. Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Marlow accept responsibility for this mistake and apologize to Michael and the staff of the Free Beacon.

The news site has confused people before. Brietbart tried to take down Loretta Lynch back in November before she was confirmed as Attorney General by saying she had served as an attorney to former President Bill Clinton during the Whitewater probe. The Lynch who was nominated to the cabinet and the Lynch who represented Clinton are different people.

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