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Friday, 21 April 2017 09:40

Mea Culpa Attempt at NY Times Over Bogus Pats's White House Photo Comparison Is Itself Bogus

Written by  Tom Blumer

The New York Times is trying to make it look like it's doing everything it can to back away from the tweet it published Wednesday afternoon showing a bogus comparison of the turnouts from the 2015 and 2017 White House appearances of the players and front office personnel of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

In truth, it's doing everything except the one thing it should do.

The original tweet, now accompanied by a non-apologetic "Update" from @NYTSports, was up to over 50,000 retweets as of 10 p.m. Thursday evening, a increase of 6,000 from the number at 10 a.m. The Times appears to have no intention of deleting or replacing it.

Jason Stallman, the Times sports editor who says it was his sole decision to publish the original tweet, issued a deceptively strong-looking mea culpa:

Stallman's apology may appear to be "pretty effusive," but it's ineffective at best and misleading at worst.

The proper translation of "I'm an idiot" is "I'm an agenda-driven opportunist who thought he had something that was too good to check."

The idea that the Times "has tried to fix everything as much as possible as swiftly as possible and as transparently as possible" is rubbish.

Read more at NewsBusters

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