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New York Times makes dramatic change to Christie report without noting correction [IMAGES]

The New York Times on Friday made a dramatic change to a report claiming New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “knew” about lane closures on the George Washington Bridge without noting the correction.

The earlier version of the report claimed (emphasis added):

“TheĀ former Port Authority official who personally oversaw the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge in the scandal now swirling around Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Friday that the governor knew about the lane closings when they were happening, and that he had the evidence to prove it.”

The updated version reads (emphasis added):

The former Port Authority official who personally oversaw the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge in the scandal now swirling around Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Friday that “evidence exists” the governor knew about the lane closings when they were happening.

The Times did not acknowledge the correction in its copy.

See the changes below.

Original copy:

Christie NYT 1

Updated version:

Christie NYT 2

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