Via HotAir. Just click the link because photos are involved. I’ll summarize.
- NYT Sports tweets out 2 photos, showing how way fewer New England Patriots attended the White House celebration in 2017 than in 2015. Intended message: even the Patriots hate Trump.
- Patriots then counter-tweet photos that blow NYT Sports out of the water.
- It turns out that photos were staged differently in the 2 years and NYT Sports should never have tried to compare them.
The photos were real. But the story was fake, anyway.
This kind of thing happens all the time. Our media, at work.
UPDATE: The editor apologized. He deserves a nod because, as Craig put it, “He didn’t blame anyone else…and owned up to it.” Which is rare nowadays.
Then again, as V pointed out, he still didn’t admit the real nature of what he did: that, motivated by political animus, he tried to use the Sports page to make political points.
For an apology to be effective (morally and emotionally), you have to 1) really understand what you did, and 2) really be sorry that you would do such a thing. Not just sorry that the other person took it badly. Or just sorry that they caught you.