When you’ve lost the New York Times … well, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve lost the New York Times. The editors of the fish wrap of record surprised quite a few earlier today — maybe even themselves — with a scathing opinion piece declaring in no uncertain terms that “the [Obama] administration has now lost all credibility” in the wake of the NSA/Verizon scandal. We’ve all said things we regret, though, and the New York Times quietly appended a clarification to the most quoted line of its editorial.

With so many scandals in the mix at this point, someone thought it necessary to append “on this issue” to the piece. In other words, when the editors said the administration had lost all credibility, they didn’t really mean all credibility.

  • Garth Haycock

    I’m guessing the White House (yep, I’m a racist to call it the White House) called the editorial staff and demanded to know “just what the hell is going on over there?!”

    Spineless wimps.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Gee, who didn’t see that coming? Neutered wimps. For one brief, shining moment, they had balls, then they got sliced off!

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  • vetgal1970

    For this, people died.

  • FFlintstone

    This is too funny! I saw the headline earlier today that the NYT said that Obama administration had lost all credibility. I thought “that can’t be true”, but I didn’t have time to read the story. I just now got a few free minutes and was just about to read the original article and they’ve already backtracked. I knew the NYT was incapable of criticizing Obama. When it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

    • Jay Stevens

      Nuance, always nuance.

    • BlahBlah

      Somebody did say here in the comments – yeah right how long before they retract.

  • Jeremy

    The buzzer on Obama’s news reporting line went off and the NYT got a phone call.

  • Jeremy

    NYT has the backbone of a spaghetti noodle.

    • MarcusFenix

      You’re speaking very ill of noodles everywhere, with that comparison…

  • BAW

    As I read it they had already implied their criticism was limited by referencing just the press infringements and the phone records with no mention of the IRS or Benghazi or anything other questionable actions. I guess it wasn’t plain enough for someone, someone very important.

  • Dan Thorpe

    Its reasons like this I don’t read any news papers. Print media has become a liberal cesspool. Just further proof what a bunch of spineless jellyfish MSM is made of.

  • gracepmc

    ….what’s that you say?….something about an audit?

  • TocksNedlog

    Call made,
    Audit threatened,
    Story ‘adjusted’,
    Fish wrapped.

    • Jay Stevens

      Needs 5 lines.

      “Call made,
      Audit threatened,
      Story ‘adjusted’,
      Fish wrapped.
      Burma Shave.”

  • thetreyman

    well that didnt take long.

    • mickeyco

      Yeah. I gave it to Monday.

  • tops116

    I’m guessing someone got nervous about what’s in their browsing history or on their credit cards.

  • Denny1

    While it is true that Bush/Cheney were responsible for instituting the Patriot Act, is an important distinction between it and what Obama is doing now and that is the Patriot Act involves investigating persons and organizations with ties to terrorism and removing the obstacles law enforcement agencies were being faced with. What Obama’s administration is doing is simply collecting information on *EVERYONE* or to be more specific 140 million persons. There is a huge difference between the two. Furthermore, you should be aware that on May 26, 2011, Obama signed the PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011, a four-year extension of three key provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act, allowing roving wiretaps, searches of business records, and conducting surveillance of “lone wolves” — individuals suspected of terrorist-related activities not linked to terrorist groups. So while you might like to bash Bush/Cheney for implementing the Patriot Act, you ought to bash Obama for allowing it and in fact approving it to continue…

    • Catchance

      Also, the fact that Obama CAMPAIGNED against the Bush Administration’s “attacks” on civil liberties via the Patriot Act.

  • Zach Smith

    What a bunch of losers.

  • Markward

    NYT, I hope the 30 bars of silver are worth it.

    • Chevypowered

      Nope I heard it was glow in the dark knee-pads.

  • nc

    …straight from the AA meting to the bar for another all-nighter…

  • Jay Stevens

    Over on the original twitchy story, I suggested “they” look over at MSNBC for their lost credibility. By “they”, I originally had in mind “the administration”.

    That washroom, particularly the second from the left toilet stall is going to be pretty crowded with both the administration and the NYT editorial staff in it.

  • BlahBlah

    I’m sorry! I’m so sorry! It was my fault I know it was. I will never walk into your fist again. Can I go now to bake you some cookies please?

    • nc

      “Honestly, Officer, I walked into a door. Again. My husband had nothing to do with it.”

      • BlahBlah

        I swear all the MSM are like battered women. No matter what Barack does they go back to him with tails between their legs.

        I mean it didn’t yet register that if they all walked out on him that there would be no bad consequences because there’d be exactly nothing he could do.

        • nc

          Normally I’d agree with you about the “no bad consequences” part, but with this bunch, can you really be sure?

          • BlahBlah

            Look back in the day when I’d wanna cut a class (not that I’m admitting to anything nowhamsayin’) I’d convince everyone to cut that class. It ain’t like they can do anything to 30 people amirite? And so there were no consequences.

            So if you’d have ALL of the media just turn their backs on him he couldn’t do a damn thing. Media is key. It doesn’t matter what happens, it’s what they *say* happened. You saw this first hand in the last 4.5 years. Now imagine that gone. He’d be so finished it would be awesomely epic.

            But the aforementioned backs are spineless and so this could never happen if for nothing else then for MSNBC that is full of certifiable batsh*ts.

          • nc

            Wow, what a beautiful dream. Do I have to wake up?

  • http://www.amazon.com/Devon-Dibley-His-Golden-Key/dp/1484181557/ M F Scotto

    Embarrassing, NYT. Although, I knew some sort of penance was coming. I think we all knew it.

  • Billie Slash

    If my cat were liberal, he’d be a pussy like the NYT.

  • Jack Deth

    Battered Spouse Syndrome?

  • arttie

    I would love reading a transcript of Valerie’s conversation with the editor.

  • aliwilcox

    Who didn’t see that coming?

  • capisce

    “don’t ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.”
    Somebody wake up with a horse’s head in their bed?

  • Marvin Nelson

    Well, crap. Guess I’ll have to rewrap my fish. Not surprised that the NYT lost those cajones that they temporarily displayed.

  • sharinite

    I think what happened is the copy kid forgot to add that line and when the editors saw it they panicked and quickly had to amend to save their own arses…

  • Peyton

    I’d seriously like to know if they got a call from the Whitehouse before this change was made. In the interest of freedom of the press.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    NYT posted the original op-ed then someone used the phone. They heard several clicks on the line, hung up, and revised the op-ed.

  • neoface

    Obviously NYT doesn’t want to be audited by the IRS. LOL!!!

  • Cyborg3K

    This is exactly what Winston Smith did at his job at the Ministry of Truth.

    • Christoph DeHaven

      And it didn’t save him in the end, either.

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  • lainer51

    Damn to hell those “secret” phone calls!