Fake News


A CBS Reporter is taking back a story that he reported. 

Reporter Jason La Canfora reported on CBS's NFL show that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is not planning to continue kneeling in protest during the national anthem if he is given a chance to play in the league again.

It was an interesting story and quickly gained traction, but it also wasn't true. 

As the story continued to get picked up, Canfora walked back his report. He tweeted Sunday afternoon that he had not spoken to Kaepernick about whether he would continue the protest but rather had “relayed” another report.

Kaepernick himself retweeted posts that La Canfora’s report was false, and later, a quote attributed to Winston Churchill about lies.

H/T Ear Hustle 411