The Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, holds no punches. She is known to be tough on the U.N. and she is equally against the spreading of fake news, which one writer found out the hard way. The Washington Post made the foolish error of claiming Nikki Haley said something she didn’t.
Jeff Stein from the Washington Post tweeted the following, now deleted stat. “Last month, Nikki Haley said only 250k in US are in poverty. The White House is now declaring the War on Poverty “largely over and a success” In US: – 29M dont have health care – 5.3M live on less than $4 a day – 15M US kids are in poverty”
They likely were thinking Haley would not notice, but she did and she immediately told them to take it down.
“Unfortunate when a reporter doesn’t follow through and I have to do this: @JStein_WaPo I never said this. My team has asked you to retract this and take down your tweets. I am now respectfully asking that you follow through with what you told my team you would do. Thank you.”
“Washington Post editors did not add a correction note to the story until hours after Haley called out Stein and Jan on Twitter.
“Correction: An earlier version of this story misattributed a statement to Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, that no more than 250,000 Americans are in ‘extreme poverty,’” said the correction notice.”
Jeff Stein tweeted the following corrective tweet, something that should have been done a lot sooner.
“I’ve deleted earlier tweets indicating that Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., had said only 250,000 Americans are in “extreme poverty.” The U.S. Permanent Mission to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva had said this.”
So where is the apology? They misquoted Haley and then they just say it has been fixed without issuing an apology. It sure took them a while to take down the quote. But I guess they were trying to get the most out of their lie since the truth doesn’t sell the narrative.