‘I’m an idiot’: New York Times editor admits tweeting dueling Patriots photos was a blunder
April 21, 2017
As Twitchy reported Wednesday, the New England Patriots called out the New York Times over a photograph tweet comparing the turnout to meetPresident Trumpto the much larger group that took up President Obama’s invitation in 2015.
Sure, many more people were jam-pack into the photo with President Obama, but that photo likewise skipped a number of Patriots staffers who were accommodated on the lawn. In short, it was an apples-to-oranges analogy and a transparent and cheap shot to represent Trump seem unpopular.
Failing @nytimes, which has been calling me inaccurate for two years, just got caught in a big lie concerning New England Patriots visit to W.H.
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2017
On Thursday, Jason Stallman, the editor who publicized the tweet, otherwise admitted to Yahoo News that it was a mistake.
NYT Sports editor gave me a reasonably effusive account on that Trump/ Patriots-crowd-size-comparison tweet: pic.twitter.com/ yrvyuCPybp
— Colin Campbell (@ colincampbell) April 20, 2017
It’s freshening to understand the states members of the news media fell his defenses and own up to a bad decision, but it’s unsettling how reflexes can take over when there’s an opportunity to score details against the president.
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@colincampbell At least he owns up to being a political hack … One down…
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