Aaron Calvin of the Des Moines Register, with the help of his unnamed editors, tried to ruin a man’s life over a bad tweet the man made when he was 16 years old. These old Tweets were reported on by Cernovich and are here.
Earlier today Aaron Calvin was fired:
I want to be as transparent as possible about what we did and why, answer the questions you’ve raised and tell you what we’ve learned so far and what we’ll try to do better. For one, we’re revising our policies and practices, including those that did not uncover our own reporter’s past inappropriate social media postings. That reporter is no longer with the Register.
The Des Moines Register is still lying about its reporting.
But there’s a lesson here.