We’d post the tweets that Washington Post reporter Jeff Stein had posted about U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, but we can’t because they’ve been taken down after Haley called him out.
Unfortunate when a reporter doesn’t follow through and I have to do this:@JStein_WaPo I never said this. My team has asked you to retract this and take down your tweets. I am now respectfully asking that you follow through with what you told my team you would do. Thank you.
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) July 14, 2018
Here’s the story Haley was referring to, which now includes a correction at the bottom:
Correction: An earlier version of this story misattributed a statement to Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, that no more than 250,000 Americans are in “extreme poverty.” The statement was made by the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva.
— Tracy Jan (@TracyJan) July 13, 2018
Alongside the corrected bit is this bit of news: “Haley last month denounced a United Nations report saying 18.5 million Americans suffer extreme impoverishment.” And that’s just one more reason we’re fortunate to have Haley as our U.N. ambassador.
Stein did follow through and delete the tweets as well:
I’ve deleted earlier tweets indicating that Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., had said only 250,000 Americans are in “extreme poverty.” The U.S. Permanent Mission to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva had said this.
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) July 14, 2018
But as so many have pointed out: isn’t it strange that when a reporter gets something wrong, it’s always something intended to make the Trump administration look bad, uninformed, or uncaring? Why is it that mistakes in reporting never go the other direction?
Also, how many people who read and retweeted the original story tweeted again after the correction was added?
I guess Fake News is more important to @jstein_WaPo than honest reporting . Sign of the times anymore.
— Jeff King (@jeffking1976) July 14, 2018
Will the leftist fake news reporters ever become real journalists? WAPO and others should promote real journalism standards and investigative reporting. Drive by reporting is misleading and dishonest. Follow up apologies are insincere.
— Bobby Ross (@brossh777) July 14, 2018
Ambassador Haley you were too kind in calling @JStein_WaPo a reporter.
— MommaSteel (@MommaSteel_PKH) July 14, 2018
Silent no more! Way to go, Nikki! #FightingBack 👍👏👏👏
— Yoo Hoo (@Watchman4the1) July 14, 2018
Thank you and your team @nikkihaley for doing an awesome job all the time!!!
— Dane Fergusson (@dane_fergusson) July 14, 2018
I greatly admire your strength of character and your strength as a woman. Keep up the excellent work!
— Lisa VanLonkhuyzen (@lisa_vanl) July 14, 2018
You gotta love Mrs Haley.
— Rockefeller Sanhueza (@javier7ahumada) July 14, 2018
Nikki Haley POTUS 2024.
— Jim Lewis (@jim_lewis1018) July 14, 2018
Then they could really write some fake news.
'PATHETIC'! Slate suffering from truly 'BIZARRE' case of Nikki Haley Derangement Syndrome https://t.co/NBdEWJcRlU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 2, 2018