PHOTO: A KATZ VIA SHUTTERSTOCK
Article by Bryan Howard
September 14, 2018
A former news paper The New York Times ran a false hit piece on UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday. The claim is Nikki Haley used government money to purchase $52,701 for curtains in her office. The Article title was “Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701.”
This stirred up outrage from leftists like Democrat Senator Ted Lieu.
Also stirred up outrage from known conspiracy theorist David Hogg,
Dear Nikki Haley,
There are starving children in America everyday and you have the audacity to misappropriate thousands of tax dollars for your own lavish lifestyle. Resign immediately
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) September 14, 2018
However, there is only one hiccup in this claim, according to Haley spokesperson the curtains were purchased in 2016 under the Obama administration. The Times had this in the article 6th paragraph down.
“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.”
During the article they still go with the claim that Haley was the culprit for wasted funding of Government money.
“Ms. Haley’s residence is particularly grand since it is used for official entertaining. But her deputy’s is also very nice, having served as the location for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s intimate steak dinner in May with Kim Yong-chol, North Korea’s top nuclear weapons negotiator. During the dinner, Mr. Pompeo used its sweeping views to point out various features of New York City’s skyline to the senior official from the world’s most reclusive country. …”
“Ms. Haley’s curtains are more expensive than the $31,000 dining room set purchased for the office of Ben Carson, the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. …”
“While Ms. Haley’s curtains were being ordered and installed, Rex W. Tillerson, the administration’s first secretary of state, had frozen hiring, pushed out many of the department’s most senior diplomats and proposed cutting the department’s budget by 31 percent.”
After massive backlash for running a false Title and narrative the New York Times had to write a correction to their false story.
“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.”
I wonder if Democrat Senator Ted Lieu is still interested in having an investigation in to the improper use of government funds. Or will Ted Lieu be silent since he is clearly has fake outrage as the partisan hack that he is.
Stories like this is exactly why everyone refers to the New York Times as Fake News!