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The New York Times published an article this morning that curtains in Nikki Haley’s apartment cost $52,701. Buried within the article? The Obama administration ordered the curtains in 2016 and Haley had no say in it!
The State Department in 2016 decided to lease this apartment for the US ambassador to the United Nations, “with an option to buy, according to Patrick Kennedy, the top management official at the State Department during the Obama administration.”
SIX paragraphs into the article, the NYT writes that Haley’s spokesman said the ambassador “had no say in the purchase.” Yet, the article continues to call it Haley’s curtains:
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.
The curtains themselves cost $29,900, while the motors and hardware needed to open and close them automatically cost $22,801, according to the contracts. Installation took place from March to August of last year, during Ms. Haley’s tenure as ambassador.
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— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) September 14, 2018
Why people distrust the NY Times, Part 8,967,465. Breathlessly announces curtains in Nikki Haley’s official residence cost $52,701 at a time of “deep budget cuts.” Forgets to mention curtains had been ordered in 2016 by Obama admin. #FakeNews #Hackeryhttps://t.co/arXHzUAQpy
— Roger Kimball (@rogerkimball) September 14, 2018
Six graphs in before they tell you Obama’s Administration ordered the damn curtains. A better headline would be, “Haley Fails To Cancel Obama Era Curtain Order.”https://t.co/OFj49FfmdA
— Did you… read the article? (@bungarsargon) September 14, 2018
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