While President Trump won’t announce his pick to fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court, it appears that judge Amy Coney Barrett is the likely choice. She recently met with Trump at the White House and the media is losing its collective mind.
Newsweek recently published an article in which they claim Barrett and her husband belong to a religious group called People of Praise. The article goes on to talk about the many beliefs of the group, including the idea that men are the head of the household and are expressly against the practice of abortion.
However, what’s odd and really the entire reason the publication wrote the article was that they claim People of Praise is the group “The Handmaid’s Tale” author Margaret Atwood used as as inspiration for her dystopian work where women have absolutely no rights.
But never fail, down at the bottom of article, the following correction was issued:
Correction: This article’s headline originally stated that People of Praise inspired ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. The book’s author, Margaret Atwood, has never specifically mentioned the group as being the inspiration for her work. A New Yorker profile of the author from 2017 mentions a newspaper clipping as part of her research for the book of a different charismatic Catholic group, People of Hope. Newsweek regrets the error.
But despite their monumental “error,” the article remains up on their site.