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ABC’s Karl calls Rubio’s tweet on media outrageous, hurtful

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, as the Senate works to pass a coronavirus relief bill. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, as the Senate works to pass a coronavirus relief bill. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

NEW YORK – In a March 30, 2020 story about a claim by Sen. Marco Rubio that some media members couldn't contain their glee that the United States appeared to have more coronavirus cases than China, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Rubio had not subsequently cited some examples. In a subsequent article, a headline erroneously referred to “deaths” when, in fact, the senator had said “cases” of the virus.