Reporters Misspell Congressman’s Name While Mocking Him for Mispronouncing Reporters’ Names

Rep. Mike Conaway (R., Texas) / AP


Journalists had fun at a Republican congressman's expense when he mispronounced the name of one of their colleagues on  Monday, even though reporters had been misspelling his name on Twitter for the previous twenty minutes.

Rep. Mike Conaway (R., Texas) had trouble reading the names of the authors of a Washington Post article he was citing during FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. Conaway stumbled over Adam Entous' last name and gave up entirely on Ellen Nakashima's name, calling her "Elaine something or other."

But some journalists got Conaway's name wrong when tweeting about his remarks.

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