Washington Post Accidentally Publishes Biden Presidential Announcement Story

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October 20, 2015 9:53 a.m.

The Washington Post accidentally published the article it had prepared in the event Vice President Joe Biden announces his presidential campaign on Monday night, due to a “technical glitch” when someone was attempting to embed a video. The story included background and analysis, if Biden were to become a candidate.

The article was quickly replaced with an editor’s note: “This file was inadvertently published.”

Paul Kane, the Post’s congressional reporter whose byline was on the story, tweeted a three-part explanation on Monday.

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