Reporter at right-leaning news website quits after site publishes Obama conspiracy theory - 2017-03-16

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F88.png Reporter at right-leaning news website quits after site publishes Obama conspiracy theory March 16, 2017, Maxwell Tani, Business Insider

A reporter at the Independent Journal Review resigned on Thursday and another apologized after the publication of a story that suggested there was a potential connection between former President Barack Obama's Hawaii vacation and a state judge's ruling blocking President Donald Trump's second travel ban.

A source told Business Insider that congressional reporter Joe Perticone decided to quit for a number of reasons, but the story "seems to have been the straw that broke the camel's back."

Earlier on Thursday, Kyle Becker, the website's viral editor, had published the article with the headline "Ex-President Obama Made 'Surprise Visit' to Hawaii, Just Days Before Judge Issued Travel Ban Ruling." In it, he wrote that Obama visited Hawaii "just days ahead" of a judge's decision to halt Trump's executive order barring immigrants from six countries from traveling to the US.

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