The New York Times Screwed the Pooch

The New York Times might have cost themselves some of their own credibility this time. The last couple of days have been buzzing about Trump’s accusations that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump’s phones during the election campaign. Along with all the accusations came thousands of reactions from the public as well as news outlets.

These news outlets included USA Today, CNBC, CNN, as well as The New York Times. This past Sunday a New York Times article by Charlie Savage started off by saying,

“‘President Obama was tapping my phones in October,’ an accusation for which he offered no evidence, has set off another spasm surrounding his young administration.”

Yet, not even 2 months prior to the previous article, The New York Times published another article in January titled, “Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Administration.” What’s even more interesting is at the bottom of the January article it states in grey lettering,

“A version of this article appears in print on January 20, 2017, on Page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: Wiretapped Data Used in Inquiry of Trump Aides.”

This referenced article seems nowhere to be found other than pictures here and there that people have taken and posted (click here to see example).

What does this say about The New York Times? It seems as if they pick a side and run with whatever fits their narrative at that point in time. When the wiretapping story fit the narrative, they ran with it. Now, because they seem to be anti-Trump, they are contradicting their own story. I don’t understand how such a large news source can contradict itself so quickly. It’s no wonder that there is a growing distrust of the media.


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