NY Times busted for misleading Twitter post about Patriots


President Trump honored the New England Patriots during their visit to the White House on Wednesday and posed for a group photo with the team at the end of the ceremony.

On Wednesday afternoon, the New York Times tweeted out a photo, comparing the Patriots’ turnout in 2015 to meet with President Obama with this year’s group who came to meet with President Trump.

The photo comparisons make it appear that a much smaller number of Patriots attended the ceremony with President Trump.

The Patriots slammed back a correction, pointing out that in 2015, over 40 football staff were also in the photo, standing on stairs. This year, the football staff was there — but they were sitting in the audience and did not appear in the group photo.

President Trump tweeted out his own “told you so” Thursday morning, saying, “Failing @nytimes, which has been calling me wrong for two years, just got caught in a big lie concerning New England Patriots visit to W.H.”

Here is the deceptive Twitter post from the NY Times:

Busted by the New England Patriots:

The Patriots then clarified the exact difference in the number of players — this year, there were only 2 fewer players who attended the White House event than in 2015.

The Patriots also tweeted out a photo showing the whole 2017 group on the stairs and balcony.

The Times tried to get the last word in:

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