Try as they may, the NY Times just can’t seem to hold it together when it comes to carrying water for the soon to be coronated Hillary Clinton.
As many of you know, she has a slight problem with the truth and by that I mean she can’t seem to tell it. But who cares when you have the press behind you to not only report not the facts, but only Hillary’s version of the facts.
This time though, they had to change even their own facts, to make her facts look more factoidal… is that a word? It is now.
The New York Times made small but significant changes to an exclusive report about a potential criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s State Department email account late Thursday night, but provided no notification of or explanation for of the changes.
The paper initially reported that two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation “into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information on a private email account she used as secretary of state.”
That clause, which cast Clinton as the target of the potential criminal probe, was later changed: the inspectors general now were asking for an inquiry “into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state.”
The Times also changed the headline of the story, from “Criminal Inquiry Sought in Hillary Clinton’s Use of Email” to “Criminal Inquiry Is Sought in Clinton Email Account,” reflecting a similar recasting of Clinton’s possible role. The article’s URL was also changed to reflect the new headline.
As of early Friday morning, the Times article contained no update, notification, clarification or correction regarding the changes made to the article.
One of the reporters of the story, Michael Schmidt, explained early Friday that the Clinton campaign had complained about the story to the Times.
“It was a response to complaints we received from the Clinton camp that we thought were reasonable, and we made them,” Schmidt said.
Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Clinton, said in an email that Clinton always followed “appropriate practices.”
And what are the odds that email was quickly wiped off the server?