NY Times Busted Pushing Fake News to Smear Nikki Haley — This One Is BAD

H/T Right Wing Folks.

These type stories are why newspapers are dying nobody wants to pay to read the fake news in them.

The New York Times on Thursday reported that the U.S. State Department spent $52,701 for curtains at Nikki Haley’s official residence as ambassador to the United Nations.

The headline, clearly intended to suggest wrongdoing, reads, “State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Nikki Haley’s Residence.” The article’s author, Gardiner Harris, went even further in a tweet.

Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701. https://nyti.ms/2N92rla 

State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Residence of U.N. Envoy

A purchase of custom, mechanized curtains for an official residence on the East Side of Manhattan was approved ahead of the department’s budget cuts.

nytimes.com

“Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701,” he tweeted.

However, four paragraphs into the New York Times article lies the truth:

“A spokesman for Ms. Haley said plans to buy the curtains were made in 2016, during the Obama administration. Ms. Haley had no say in the purchase.”

That’s right. The curtains were purchased under former President Barack Obama and had nothing to do with Haley in the first place.

It didn’t take long for the internet to call out the left-leaning outlet.

“Misleading headline. Few are reading past the first couple grafs. And now most of Twitter thinks @nikkihaley is like Pruitt or Price when she’s not. How irresponsible. Read the whole story. Also the rent is less expensive than previous admins,” journalist Yashar Ali tweeted.

Yashar Ali 🐘

@yashar

Misleading headline. Few are reading past the first couple grafs. And now most of Twitter thinks @nikkihaley is like Pruitt or Price when she’s not. How irresponsible. Read the whole story. Also the rent is less expensive than previous admins https://nyti.ms/2N92rla 

State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Residence of U.N. Envoy

A purchase of custom, mechanized curtains for an official residence on the East Side of Manhattan was approved ahead of the department’s budget cuts.

nytimes.com

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) weighed in too, calling it a clear example of media bias.

Marco Rubio

@marcorubio

Want an example of subtle ways media pushes their bias? See this completely false & misleading headline about ⁦@nikkihaley. They are not “her curtains” & buried deep in story is the fact that this purchase was made under Obama administration. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/us/politics/nikki-haley-curtains.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share 

Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, in April during a Security Council meeting.

Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701.

The State Department bought the custom, mechanized curtains for Ms. Haley’s New York residence during a time of cost-cutting.

nytimes.com

Charles V Payne

@cvpayne

Why Massive Mainstream Media Distrust?
Example #1,490

Headlines: State Department Spent $52,200 on Nikki Haley apartment curtains
Media Reaction: Outrage
Fact: Curtains order under Obama administration
Media Reaction: Crickets (looking for next outrage)

Unsurprisingly, the New York Times declined to report on the $53,000 curtains when they were actually bought under Obama.

And they wonder why President Trump calls them “fake news.”

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