The New York Times is running an incredibly deceptive story which was clearly meant to be a hit piece on UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. This was low and dishonest even for them.
Take a look at the story:
State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Nikki Haley’s Residence
The State Department spent $52,701 last year buying customized and mechanized curtains for the picture windows in Nikki R. Haley’s official residence as ambassador to the United Nations, just as the department was undergoing deep budget cuts and had frozen hiring.
The residence, in a new building on First Avenue, has spectacular views, and Ms. Haley is the first ambassador to live in it.
Four paragraphs later, we get this:
A spokesman for Ms. Haley said plans to buy the curtains were made in 2016, during the Obama administration. Ms. Haley had no say in the purchase, he said.
Even Yashar Ali, who writes for the left wing Huffington Post is calling out the Times for this:
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 Aaron Blake of the liberal Washington Post:
This seems like a pretty important paragraph that we should get to the bottom of before calling them “Nikki Haley’s $52,000 curtains” https://t.co/2RfJkFqvch pic.twitter.com/AZOJwsofwS
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) September 14, 2018
It’s amazing that the NYTs hasn’t corrected the piece or taken it down. They have no shame.