charles ramsey*It never fails, whenever a black man (from the hood no less) is labeled a hero, reporters do this thing where they try to find dirt on the person who did the good deed.

This time it backfired. Soon after Cleveland’s Charles Ramsey helped save three women trapped in a Ohio home for more than a decade, he was upheld in the community as a national hero.

But his reputation was quickly tattered by the past.

The Smoking Gun reported that Charles was a ‘repeat domestic abuser’ who had done time. But that was decades ago.

Eventually someone apologized for reporting arbitrary information that in nature was not relevant to the actual news.

Cleveland TV station WEWS apologized … on their Facebook page about posting the report and called it a “poor judgment call.”

“We heard you. Wednesday night, we made a poor judgment call in posting a story about Charles Ramsey’s criminal record and how he’s since reformed. While the story was factually sound, the timing of it and publication of such information was not in good taste, and we regret it. Your comments prompted us to quickly remove the story from our website and Facebook page, but we know we can’t erase what we’ve already done. Ramsey is a hero for his actions, and we recognize that. Thank you so much for your feedback.”