Newsweek has the dubious distinction of being the first newsroom to suggest a Republican lawmaker is responsible for at least one of improvised explosive devices mailed this week to Democratic officials.

“Ron DeSantis Campaign Said He Wanted Hillary Clinton’s Florida Visit To Be ‘Kiss Of Death’ Day Before Bomb Threat,” blared a headline published Wednesday morning.

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Law enforcement officials announced earlier that day that they had intercepted an explosive device addressed to the Clintons’ home in Chappaqua, N.Y. There is nothing whatsoever to show the GOP nominee for Florida governor is in any way connected to the device, Newsweek’s attempts to suggest otherwise notwithstanding.

On Tuesday, Desantis’ team sent out an email dinging his Democratic opponent, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, for scheduling an appearance with the losing 2016 Democratic nominee.

“I want to make sure that Andrew Gillum knows that inviting his failed presidential candidate is the WORST mistake of his campaign,” the email said. “I want Hillary Clinton’s visit to be a kiss of death."

That’s it. That’s all Newsweek had to go on when it published its headline tying the GOP candidate to the device mailed to the Clintons. Newsweek updated its story Wednesday afternoon to include an editor’s note that reads, “Update: This story has been updated to clarify there have been no allegations of any connection between the language used in the email and the series of bomb threats and suspicious packages. It was further updated to include past comments made by Clinton and a statement on Twitter from DeSantis.”

The newsgroup also added a line to the story that reads, “There have been no allegations that the DeSantis email and the suspicious packages are in any way connected.”

Absurdly enough, that line is followed immediately by this bit of nonsense: “The language used coincides with concerns expressed by critics that certain rhetoric and conspiracy theories levied by the president and other conservatives had the potential to promote violence.”

In other words, Newsweek is saying it has no proof that Desantis is connected to the device mailed to the Clintons, but it’s going to go ahead and imply it anyway.

DeSantis, for his part, referred to the mailed devices Wednesday as “disturbing and unacceptable.”

“We are grateful to law enforcement and all first responders who run toward the danger, to keep us all safe,” he said on social media.

Another swing and a miss from our supposedly reliable and trustworthy media.