New York Times reporter Amy Chozick has a new book coming out about Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. One article outlining the book at the Times is titled “They Were Never Going to Let Me Be President” (which is reportedly what Clinton said after it was clear she lost on election night).
Things were already looking bad when Chelsea Clinton popped the Champagne. https://t.co/YGjMkMINy1
— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) April 20, 2018
The title of the tweet was the opening sentence of the article. Chelsea Clinton took exception to that:
Hi @amychozick! The 1st line (“Things were already looking bad when Chelsea Clinton popped the Champagne”) is false. I would have been happy to tell you that if you’d asked, which you didn’t. Looking forward to the correction once you fact check. Thanks! https://t.co/gqppfDEEW1
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 20, 2018
CNN’s Brian Stelter pointed out that the Times updated that sentence after Clinton complained:
Following this tweet, @AmyChozick's 1st line was changed to include attribution: "Things were already looking bad when, several people told me, Chelsea Clinton popped the Champagne." https://t.co/fOYtZfxTZO https://t.co/6zXokbKAa1
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) April 20, 2018
That attribution wasn’t enough to satisfy many:
— Unloveable Me (@MeUnloveable) April 20, 2018
Name your people Amy. Because I know several people who said different.
— Barbara Sheltraw (@mbs54) April 20, 2018
“Several people told me” is not attribution. Anonymous sourcing should only be in extreme cases. This is a BS hack job.
— Carmela CL (@carmacarmeleon) April 21, 2018
Can we just blame Russia and move on?
Would the Times have been fairly quick to make a change after a complaint from a Republican?
I will not stand for this attack on the free press and First Amen…*checks last name*…the New York Times should be ashamed of its fake news coverage https://t.co/LOTA2EeqHB
— Actually, Quite a Dignified M’Fin Pickle (@sunnyright) April 21, 2018