Oops: Rachel Maddow Falls For Johnson Hoax Story, Retracts On Air

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, during live coverage of the Iowa Caucus, reported that libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson had dropped out of the race and endorsed Ron Paul. No source was attributed. Later, Maddow had to correct the error and admit the story was a hoax, allowing co-host Ed Schultz to segue the discussion back to a particular Iowa pizza chain.