(National Sentinel) Fake News: Another day, another fake news story from the establishment media, which truly has morphed into the propaganda division of the Democratic Party.
The New York Times published an accusatory story on Friday pointing a discriminating finger at UN Ambassador Nikki Haley for allegedly spending an inordinate amount of money — nearly $53,000 — on curtains.
The Times reported:
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.
The residence, in a new building on First Avenue, has spectacular views, and Ms. Haley is the first ambassador to live in it. For decades, her predecessors lived in the Waldorf Astoria hotel. But after the hotel was purchased by a Chinese insurance company with a murky ownership structure, the State Department decided in 2016 to find a new home for its top New York diplomat because of security concerns.
Horrors! What a scandal!
It takes a while — six paragraphs — but the Times finally came clean about the expenditure:
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.
That’s just pathetic. The Times obviously knew this fact but decided to place it well down in the article, hoping that most readers wouldn’t make it that far into the article.
Because the objective of the article wasn’t really to “inform” readers, but advocate against the Trump administration.
This isn’t journalism, this is political activism — by a newspaper that claims not to be biased.