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FAKE NEWS ALERT: NY Times Praises Hurricane Response; Doesn't Mention Trump
The New York Times published an article praising the federal government’s response to both Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on Tuesday; conveniently forgetting to mention one crucial player in the middle of the national recovery effort: President Donald Trump.
The extensive article, titled “Amid Chaos of Storms, U.S. Shows It Has Improved Its Response,” applauded the Trump administration’s handling of the deadly storms, saying the US has learned from prior disasters and has drastically sped-up recovery efforts.
Absent from the article was any mention of the President himself.
The Times largely credited the streamlined disaster relief to better weather forecasting, increased coordination between federal, state, and local law enforcement, as well as evacuation procedures and “hurricane-resistant building practices.”
“Hurricanes Harvey and Irma may have revealed a largely unnoticed truth often buried under the news of unfolding tragedy: The United States appears to be improving in the way it responds to hurricanes, at a time when climate scientists say the threats from such storms, fueled by warming oceans, are growing only more dire,” writes the author.
“While the Homeland Security Department has been criticized as being expensive and bloated, it has also insured a system in which local, state and federal officials are inured to the idea of working and communicating together,” the article adds.
FAKE NEWS: NY Times Issues Massive Correction on Trump Hit-Piece
The New York Times issued a massive correction to a front-page article regarding President Trump and his administration’s position on climate change, admitting the “bombshell report” had been available online for over seven months.
The Times ran the “breaking” story, titled “Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report” on Tuesday, saying they had obtained a draft version of the Trump administration’s report on the state of the environment. The story falsely claims the document “directly contradicts claims by President Trump and members of his cabinet.”
In fact, the report has been publicly available on the internet since January.
Within hours, the Times was forced to issue a correction, saying the article “referred incorrectly to the availability of the report.”
“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,” said the correction.
“As others have pointed out – and 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,” a White House official told the Daily Caller.