WaPo Slams NYT Over Embarrassing Nikki Haley “Drape-Gate” Retraction
The New York Times on Thursday wrote an incredibly ham-handed hit-piece on UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, suggesting that she had spent over $52,000 on curtains at the official ambassador’s residence.
Except, she didn’t. The curtains were installed during the Obama administration, while Susan Rice stayed there at a cost of approximately $135,000 per month – over twice what Haley’s rent costs, according to the Daily Caller‘s Kyle Becker.
NYT's Haley hit job is a modern art masterpiece of grotesque storytelling. Under Obama, the U.S. Amb. to U.N. stayed at 42nd floor of Waldorf Towers.
Who lived there? Susan Rice. Approx. listing? $135,000/mo. No one complained then. Odd. (Haley's rent is under half that price.) pic.twitter.com/Uqa9Y3KI8e
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) September 14, 2018
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) September 14, 2018
The hit-piece was so egregious that the New York Times issued a paragraph-long retraction at the top of the article, which reads:
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 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.
Even liberal pundits jumped on the Times for their hit piece, with CNN’s Jake Tapper taking them to town in a six-part tweetstorm: