NYT’s Haberman Contradicts Her Own Reporting On Pompeo

Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman contradicted her own reporting in a Wednesday tweet profiling nominated Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Haberman wrote in the tweet that Pompeo is a neo-conservative who is “willing to bend to what the president wants” rather than a full-blown “America Firster.”

“Pompeo is not an America Firster,” she said. “He’s a neocon historically…this is not a purge of non-nationalists. It’s a dismissal of someone who allegedly called Trump a moron.”

However, Haberman’s description of Pompeo contradicts her own reporting in a Tuesday New York Times piece, in which she insisted that Pompeo is a “loyalist” to America First policies.

“President Trump ousted on Tuesday his secretary of state, Rex W. Tillerson, the most dramatic in a cascade of personnel moves that suggest Mr. Trump is determined to surround himself with loyalists more willing to reflect his ‘America First’ views,” the opening sentence of the article reads.

According to GOP rapid response director Michael Ahrens, The New York Times also painted Pompeo as an “America First” nationalist during their “The Daily” podcast.

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