If you’d have told this editor that one day she’d write important, impactful, political pieces about curtains she’d have laughed at you. Ok, she would probably have called you a name first and then laughed at you.
As Twitchy readers know, the New York Times wrote a deliberately misleading article about really expensive curtains in Nikki Haley’s residence ($52k and change to be exact) and didn’t bother to mention until six paragraphs in that the Obama administration was the guilty party. Proving the majority of people don’t read past the headline, the story went pretty viral, even getting the attention of Rep. Ted Lieu who demanded an investigation.
Like we said, everything is dumb.
Yashar Ali blasted the Times:
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://t.co/XpeZzi2wg9
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 14, 2018
And the NYT wonders why we make fun of them.
thank you Yashar
— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) September 14, 2018
I guess my question to @yashar is does he think this was just incompetence…or deliberate misleading of readers.
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) September 14, 2018
"And now most of Twitter thinks @nikkihaley is like Pruitt or Price when she’s not."
No, anyone who read the story knew it was a hitpiece. It's entirely the left that's wetting themselves over this and spreading the bogus story. They know it's a lie and still keep spreading it.
— JWF (@JammieWF) September 14, 2018
Sad but likely true.
You assume that wasn't the purpose of the article. You seem to think all reporters in your profession are good faith actors. They aren't.
— Lee Doren (@LDoren) September 14, 2018
Kudos to Yahsar.
Sidenote: The NYT must think Nikki Haley will be a threat politically someday to have written such an obvious hit piece. This pleases us.