New York Times Pushes Blatantly False “Hit Piece” on U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley – Forced To Retract…

There are moments when the professional narrative engineers go so far with falsehoods even their ideological co-horts have to admit they’ve gone to far.  Such is the case today with a New York Times article written to criticize U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley:

(Via New York Times) 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.

The government leased the apartment, just blocks from the delegation’s offices, with an option to buy, according to Patrick Kennedy, the top management official at the State Department during the Obama administration. The full-floor penthouse, with handsome hardwood floors covering large open spaces stretching nearly 6,000 square feet, was listed at $58,000 a month. (read more)

Except there’s a problem here.  This was all done by President Obama, Secretary John Kerry and U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power.  Nikki Haley had nothing to do with it.

It was decided, well before the election in 2016, that the US Ambassador’s residence would move from the Waldorf to its new location. The new location was unfurnished/unfinished.

In June of 2016 it was decided that the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations would outfit the new residence (this is standard operating procedure for Ambassadors’ residences across the globe).  Bottom line: “Ambassador. Haley had no choice in the location of the residence or what curtains were picked out that summer.”

Which led to the following New York Times correction:

(Link to re-re-re-revised article)

In order words, Fake News!

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246 Responses to New York Times Pushes Blatantly False “Hit Piece” on U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley – Forced To Retract…

  1. Piggy says:

    Would be better if we just weren’t part of the UN.

    Their building would be a great VA hospital.

    Liked by 3 people

    • sat0422 says:

      Where is the criticism of the Obama administration or is the reader who just sees the retraction not entitled to the entire story with Obama & Company being the key players. Sloppy journalism. Plant the idea and let it roll. What’s one little apology going to do to stop the steam roll anyway?

      Liked by 3 people

  2. Dee says:

    Why are they just now going after Haley? Seems odd, and so does the story. They new when they wrote it that it was false and would be retracted. So why her and why now. Could be cover for her?


    • Jan says:

      Maybe because scuttlebutt is she could become a VP candidate or Pres. candidate in 2020. I’ve read so many negative things about her–that’s she never-Trump–and then watch her before the UN and other interviews where she’s very impressive and I don’t know what to think at this point. But if she’s a never-Trump, then she’s trailer trash.


      • sat0422 says:

        Haley is a mixed bag with me. Allowing the destruction of historical landmarks is never good. Erase history and then we have a police state for sure.

        Otherwize, Haley has performed well in her present job.

        The history of the civil war has much to teach us. The most important is that Lincoln wanted to keep the United States together. Imagine if Illinois went independent and then became a Communist state sitting right in the middle of the USA. Imagine if England takes over California. Imagine that Oregon and Washington become part of Canada. See where I am going. Even the best of families have dirty laundry and out of control kids. Stay together and clean up.

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  3. If they were honest, they would have not just removed Nikki Haley’s picture, but added Samantha Power’s.

    I said “if”.

    btw, those curtains were intended for Huma.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. CNN_sucks says:

    I would not click on NYT. Trash. Anti-white, leftists and all opinion trash masquerading as news.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. scott467 says:

    “The full-floor penthouse, with handsome hardwood floors covering large open spaces stretching nearly 6,000 square feet, was listed at $58,000 a month.”


    It’s obscene.

    I don’t care who’s idea it was.

    Nobody working for our government needs a place to live that costs $58,000 a month, or even ONE TENTH that much.

    Liked by 3 people

    • SteveC says:

      I don’t understand why a ‘UN ambassador’ that lives in NY gets the same treatment as a ‘real’ ambassador to a ‘real’ nation that lives and works in that foreign nation.

      I’m not a fan of the UN. I would love for the US to be out of it and to get it out of America, so I may have some bias here that is blinding me to the rationale, but the pointlessness of the UN ambassador role isn’t the problem. It’s the idea that being at home is as dangerous as being abroad.


  6. Brant says:

    She was not exactly a Trump fan. I wonder if some of the tentative on Trump folks are experiencing the admittedly simplistic adage, “a Republican is a Democrat who has been mugged”. Experiencing first hand the viciousness of who they may have thought were their friends.


  7. PotP says:

    On a brighter note…

    “Jeb Bush to teach at the the University of Pennsylvania
    The former governor’s affiliation will be with the university’s Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy in the School of Arts and Sciences.”

    Wow! Can’t make this up.


    • Jan says:

      Between Comey teaching “ethics” (or how to make billions going back & forth between government jobs & corporations living off of government contracts) and a Bush “teaching” democracy (which course his brother apparently missed during his college years, given what he did to Iraq after the “war” was over) in an unenergenic soft voice, this is going to be an epic fall. Now if we can just get a picture of Mueller hanging upside down from rafters during his rejuvenation periods, this fall will be heaven. /sarcasm


  8. bkrg2 says:

    Enemies of the people. Plus Yahoo news still has the story listed at top of thier news page with no retraction


  9. wodiej says:

    Liberals are a pillar of lies.


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  11. covfefe999 says:

    What I want to know is: how does Nikki enjoy the posh apartment the Dems so kindly bought for her? Hahaha! They never thought a Republican would be living there.


  12. wildbill2u says:

    The important part of this story is WHO was supposed to be the new Ambassador under Hillary (since Hillary was a cinch to be President) My guess is Samantha Powers and she–or whoever was the presumptive choice–got to pick out her drapes.


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