The New York Times once again had to come out and correct its fake news reports targeting President Donald Trump, this time issuing a huge correction on a front-page hit-piece against the president’s climate change agenda.
The New York Times published the article Tuesday trying to blow the lid of off “bombshell report” that they later realized had been available online for seven months. The article, titled “Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report,” claimed to have inside information that showed contradictory positions on climate change in the current administration.
That inside information turned out to be patently false.
According to The New York Times, the publication obtained a draft of the Trump administration’s report on the environment, and the Times falsely reported that the report “directly” contradicted President Trump and his cabinet members’ previous claims.
The newspaper was forced to issue a correction within hours. Their correction pointed out that the article “referred incorrectly to the availability of the report.”
The correction read: “An article on Tuesday about a sweeping federal climate change report referred incorrectly to the availability of the report. While it was not widely publicized, the report was uploaded by the nonprofit Internet Archive in January; it was not first made public by The New York Times.”
One White House official told The Daily Caller that “The New York Times should have noticed drafts of this report have been published and made widely available online months ago during the public comment period.”