The New York Times has corrected five stories on President Donald Trump’s response to the Charlottesville protests, admitting in each report to misquoting what the president said in the aftermath of the violence.
Four of the corrected reports misquoted what Trump said about who is to blame for the violence, and a fifth report from two star reporters misquoted what Trump said about the push to tear down Confederate statues. One of the corrections is egregious, while others are fairly minor, but taken together they reveal a trend of careless mistakes in reporting on Trump’s remarks.
Let’s do a quick run through.
Two reports misquoted this line from Trump’s initial statement on the violence: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides — on many sides.”
Glenn Thrush bungled the quote in a report on the furious reaction to Trump’s remarks.
“Correction: August 14, 2017 An earlier version of this article misquoted part of President Trump’s statement on the violence in Charlottesville, Va. He blamed ‘many sides,’ not ‘all sides,’ for the violence that left one woman dead.”
Andrew Ross Sorkin also bungled the quote that same day in a report on “outraged” CEOs, prompting an identical correction:
“Correction: August 14, 2017 An earlier version of this column misquoted part of President Trump’s statement on the violence in Charlottesville, Va. He blamed ‘many sides,’ not ‘all sides,’ for the violence that left one woman dead.”
The next day, star reporters Maggie Haberman and Michael Shear misquoted what Trump said about the push to tear down Confederate statues in a critical story about his press conference that Tuesday.
“Correction: August 15, 2017 An earlier version of this report incorrectly quoted President Trump’s words about taking down statues of historical leaders. His correct quote is: ‘So this week, it is Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?’”
A NYT reporter falsely claimed Trump said “alt-left” protesters were “solely responsible” for the violence in another mistaken report a few days later.
Its a liberal art form, that and if it cant be misquoted, just make it into some super secret code only racists can understand unless they tell us the code.
The New York Slimes(All the Sludge That’s Fit to Print,The Old Grey Hag)its just a american version of Pravda and Der Spiegel and like the horns of a steer its a point here a point there and a lot of bull in between
Liberals are so anxious to have THEIR words come out of TRUMP’S mouth that they rarely pay attention to what he says. Here we suffer the twit AJ who willfully misquotes and misconstrues everything any conservative says (as directed) in order to create the dialogue the left WISHES was reality. This is the same “integrity” widespread in the media industry; the propaganda industry.
Now, does anyone actually believe any hateful liberal is going to go back, read those corrections, and say to themselves, “Oh… so he WASN’T being a racist fascist. He DID condemn the racists and violence. Gosh, did I have THAT wrong!”? No, they’ve already gone on to whatever the next bogus scandal that has been artificially created.