A July 13 Newsweek headline reads: “Speeding Arizona congressman claims ‘immunity’ when pulled over; Brags to cop he goes even faster.” There’s just one problem. Rep. Paul Mosley, the driver in question, isn’t a member of Congress. He represents Arizona’s District 5 in the Arizona House of Representatives.
The tags of the story include “U.S.,” “Paul Mosely,” and “House of Representatives,” showing that the writer of the article believed otherwise and that his editors didn’t bother to Google Mosley’s name to fact check.
The story describes the Republican being pulled over for driving more than 100 miles per hour then bragging to the police officer that he can drive much faster. He then goes on to claim that his title as state representative gives him immunity from speeding tickets, which is not true.
Both Mosely and Newsweek could benefit from slowing down and getting their facts straight.