The Helena Independent Record says it has disciplined a copy editor who inserted the word “allegedly” into an Associated Press story that mentioned the president’s Hawaiian birth. The paper issued this statement:
Our copy desk made an error in judgment in editing the Sunday 2A Associated Press story about President Obama’s trip to Asia and his place of birth. One of the copy editors inserted the term “allegedly” born in Hawaii in the story thinking the other copy editor would catch it, he didn’t. It was a poor attempt at humor and a poor decision, but was not intended to be printed in the paper. Those responsible have been disciplined.