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The Washington Post issued a correction for misquoting U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Friday.
Haley demanded on Saturday that Washington Post policy reporter Jeff Stein “retract” his claim that she said there were 250,000 U.S. citizens living in poverty.
Stein and fellow Washington Post reporter Tracy Jan wrote a story titled “The Trump administration has a new argument for dismantling the social safety net: It worked” on Friday. Stein tweeted the 250,000 figure, which Haley says she “never said”, with a link to his story on Friday.
“The Haley number above, I should note, is for ‘extreme poverty,’” he tweeted less than 10 minutes later on Friday, without deleting the incorrect tweet. The incorrect tweet received 299 retweets. The correction tweet received eight.
The article goes on to state the following:
The Washington Post edited the mistake out of the story but did not immediately correct or retract the incorrect number.
“U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said last month that no more than 250,000 Americans are in ‘extreme poverty,’ denouncing a United Nations report saying 18.5 million Americans suffer extreme impoverishment,” read the corrected sentence in question as of Saturday morning.
“My team has asked you to retract this and take down your tweets. I am now respectfully asking that you follow through with what you told my team you would do. Thank you,” Haley tweeted at Stein on Saturday morning.
According to the report, Washington Post editors finally added a correction note to the story after Haley called them out on Twitter, albeit the correction came hours later.
Stein also eventually deleted the incorrect tweet, announcing on Twitter: I’ve deleted earlier tweets indicating that Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., had said only 250,000 Americans are in ‘extreme poverty.’ The U.S. Permanent Mission to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva had said this.
Unfortunate when a reporter doesn’t follow through and I have to do this:@JStein_WaPo I never said this. My team has asked you to retract this and take down your tweets. I am now respectfully asking that you follow through with what you told my team you would do. Thank you.
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) July 14, 2018
I’ve deleted earlier tweets indicating that Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., had said only 250,000 Americans are in “extreme poverty.” The U.S. Permanent Mission to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva had said this.
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) July 14, 2018
Below are some of the Twitter reactions to the debacle:
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— ReneeOfSoCal (@ReneeofSoCalif) July 14, 2018
Why did you even say it to begin with? This is the prime example of why we do not trust reporters and the news media anymore.
— #FreeTommy!!! (@ChelleMyBelle71) July 15, 2018
….and now Jeff offers Ambassador Haley his heartfelt apologies for both being *wrong* in his references, as well as tardy in retracting his error in 3-2-1…… Jeff? Anytime Jeff. Now would be a good time Jeff.. C’mon Jeff… Buehler?
— F. Hensley (@fredhensley) July 15, 2018
They don’t care about the truth. Just clicks. Very few journalists with integrity… You are not one of them @JStein_WaPo
I dont really care-Do You?
— jo💁🏻 (@JoMarksberry) July 14, 2018
You lied and kept that lie up for five hours even though she respectfully asked you to take it down.
Your agenda is clear.
— jane says (@justjanedoee) July 14, 2018
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