Story about Gov. Nikki Haley’s daughter vanishes

This story was pulled after being posted on McClatchy papers’ websites:

Columbia Free-Times reports the above story by The State reporter Gina Smith appeared briefly on the websites of the Rock Hill Herald and the Charlotte Observer before being taken down. (You can still read the story here.) Corey Hutchins says this is what happened:

The governor contacted officials at The State and the paper apparently agreed to kill it, but the story was still in McClatchy’s system, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. McClatchy owns The State and cross-publishes stories that appear in the Capital City daily in other out-of-town content-sharing papers.

Here’s what Gov. Haley wrote on Facebook:

I asked The State executive editor Mark Lett and reporter Smith what happened. I’ll post their responses when/if they come in. (Tuesday morning update: No word from either.)

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