The NYT has become so toxic that at this point it might be dangerous to use the paper as birdcage lining.

Via Washington Examiner.

The New York Times is at it again.

The paper published a duplicitous report Thursday evening suggesting U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is responsible for major purchases reportedly decided under the Obama administration….

The story, titled “ Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701,” begins with

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….

….This entire report seems like bad news for Haley — until you get to the sixth paragraph.

The article reads, “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 …”

As if this narrative weren’t infuriating enough already, the Times report includes a quote from an Obama-era official who is shocked – shocked! – to learn of wasteful government spending….

The New York Times’ Jonathan Weismann said elsewhere, “For $52,701, Nikki Haley’s new taxpayer-funded curtains better be special.”….

UPDATE: New York Times admits creating ‘unfair impression’ about Nikki Haley’s $53G curtains that were OK’d by Obama administration

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  1. Alain41 says:

    Don’t know if this plays into this story being run, but remember the West Virginia Supreme Court justices impeached over office expenditures. Their impeachment trial is scheduled for next month. Haven’t followed the story, but I believe it’s not just cost, also procedures, allegations of kickback, etc. NH curtains story may be a, See everyone does it, defense.

  2. Maynard says:

    James Taranto’s tweet highlighted the ludicrous NYT correction. See here.

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