The New York Times published a fake news story about UN Ambassador Nikki Haley spending over $52,000 of State Department funds for her New York apartment.
The article titled, “Nikki Haley’s View of New York is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701,” was written and Tweeted by The New York Times’ State Department correspondent Gardiner Harris.
Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701. https://t.co/Y8k6QXeQhs
— Gardiner Harris (@GardinerHarris) September 14, 2018
However, the purchase was made in 2016 during the Obama administration and Harris doesn’t mention this fact until four paragraphs into the article.
The current ambassador, Nikki R. Haley, is the first to live in the new residence, which has spectacular views. But a spokesman for Ms. Haley emphasized that plans to buy the mechanized curtains were made in 2016, during the Obama administration. Ms. Haley had no say in the purchase, he said.
The New York Post reports:
A spokesperson for Haley said plans to buy the curtains were made during the Obama administration, and The Times on Friday attached a note to their online version of the story acknowledging that, and admitting they were mistaken for putting Haley under the spotlight.
“An earlier version of this article and headline created an unfair impression about who was responsible for the purchase in question. While Nikki R. Haley is the current ambassador to the United Nations, the decision on leasing the ambassador’s residence and purchasing the curtains was made during the Obama administration, according to current and former officials,” the Grey Lady said in the note.
“The article should not have focused on Ms. Haley, nor should a picture of her have been used. The article and headline have now been edited to reflect those concerns, and the picture has been removed.”
The agenda driven media is working overtime to discredit President Trump and anyone in his administration.