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.”
Say it with me – Pompeo is not an America Firster. He’s a neocon historically. But one more willing to bend to what the president wants. This is not a purge of non-nationalists. It’s a dismissal of someone who allegedly called Trump a moron.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 14, 2018
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.
I happen to agree with you Maggie but that isn’t what you guys said in your write up on his elevation pic.twitter.com/hpkFQgm0BS
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) March 14, 2018
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.
Or how it was covered this morning on NYT’s The Daily podcast. Takeaway was that Pompeo is a “nationalist” who will be replacing the “globalist” Tillerson.
— Michael Ahrens (@michael_ahrens) March 14, 2018