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

Daily Caller, by Vince Coglianese

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/1/2014 5:51:01 AM

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): “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 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

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 2/1/2014 7:14:50 AM     (No. 9714185)

´Evidence exists´? This means that Mr. Wildstein does not fully control the information or that he will ultimately admit that the ´evidence´ was dubious and that he erred. A tempest in a teapot..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: seamusm, 2/1/2014 7:57:54 AM     (No. 9714217)

While the Times may be guilty of misquoting, I see no significant difference between the two statements.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 2/1/2014 8:14:06 AM     (No. 9714227)

No one should ever consider the MYT as a credible source of information.

Not even for dog good ads.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 2/1/2014 8:14:43 AM     (No. 9714228)

sorry for the typo

NYT

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Reply 5 - Posted by: K620, 2/1/2014 8:50:18 AM     (No. 9714265)

Evidence is basically of two types: written or spoken. Testimony is evidence. I find it curious that the attorney did not say documentary evidence, and so I wonder if the "evidence" referred to here might just be Mr. Wildstein´s saying that Chris Christie knew about the lane closures. It might be true, it might not be true, but it´s "evidence."

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Reply 6 - Posted by: truthfetish, 2/1/2014 8:53:02 AM     (No. 9714270)

#3-4 How´s that handheld working for ya´? ("dog *food*"?)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JimS, 2/1/2014 8:53:58 AM     (No. 9714273)

EVIDENCE EXISTS (but I don´t happen to have it) THAT OBAMA:
-Knew about Fast and Furious
-Ordered Holder to drop charges against the New Black Panthers
-Ordered NSA to spy on AP, FoxNews reporter, and all Americans
-Ordered IRS to delay 501c3/501c4 applications on Tea Part groups and to conduct audits on political enemies
-Knew about Benghazi before, during, and after and did nothing
-Has allowed Iran to complete the nuclear arms program
-Perpetrated massive voter fraud in 2012 election
-Solicited illegal campaign contributions in 2008, 2012

How does that grab you NYT? You can even quote me, and I stand behind my statement

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Joe vann, 2/1/2014 9:18:38 AM     (No. 9714306)

Christie is perceived as a popular Republican, who might be able to beat Hillary. He seems to be able to connect with the women votes.

We all know that what it us all about....the NYT and the rest of the traitorous msm believe it is their responsibility to demean, slander and persecute any conservative, who might beat the democratic nominee for President...let the truth be damned and the lying continue.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/1/2014 9:29:23 AM     (No. 9714321)

If Christie planned and put this whole thing into action, I simply do not care. It was petty, it inconvenienced a lot of people, he surely upset a lot of constituents. But, no one was physically injured. No one was financially injured. Certainly, no one died. Outside of New York/New Jersey, the country believes this is uproar is way beyond silly. I´m with earlier posters.

The northeastern media aren´t nearly so concerned about the really serious criminal activities going on in the Obama administration, where people ARE being financially and physically injured and where people really are dying.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: Avogadra, 2/1/2014 9:40:50 AM     (No. 9714342)

It doesn´t matter if Christie knew. He ran/runs an outfit where that sort of thing is permitted. Similar to Obama. Obama may not have specifically ordered the things listed by #7, but the people who carried them out knew that they were doing exactly what the CIC wanted.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ray_Stoddard, 2/1/2014 9:50:34 AM     (No. 9714360)

There´s a traffic jam on the George Washington bridge? Stop the presses!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: edgar, 2/1/2014 10:20:40 AM     (No. 9714385)

Mission Accomplished. This story has grown stale, so no one is really following. All national news and cable shows shared the original report, "HE KNEW." That is all people will remember. NYT is not about news, its about DNC.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jglas, 2/1/2014 10:27:08 AM     (No. 9714401)

If you are a Republican politician the lesson to take from all of this is that while it might look advantageous to play nice with liberals because it can get you some good press for a while, it is actually political suicide because you´ll alienate your base and the MSM will turn on you at the first opportunity.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/1/2014 10:35:21 AM     (No. 9714422)

#12 nails it. It´s too late--even if the Times were to report an error. The news went out on every TV station that "Christie knew!"

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Reply 15 - Posted by: farmwife, 2/1/2014 10:40:28 AM     (No. 9714436)

We now know that when a politician speaks, be prepared to have the wording parsed. We need to define the word ´is´. Thanks, Bill Clinton.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: RancherJack, 2/1/2014 10:41:40 AM     (No. 9714439)

Can you imagine how little this matters to people living Out Here?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: jerseyden, 2/1/2014 10:52:08 AM     (No. 9714466)

Christie also knew Obama is a , communist, America hating liar, who ordered IRS action on conservatives,let people die in Bengahzi. Why not report that NYT.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: nevernaught, 2/1/2014 11:08:32 AM     (No. 9714497)

Basically both versions seem to be compatible to a certain extent. I think the NY Times does this type of fudging a lot in their political articles but never pay any price.

It is still a He said, they said type of situation that needs to be cleared up by releasing whatever proof is available. Where is the ´show me the evidence´ challenge from the Governors office.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Butch59, 2/1/2014 12:05:40 PM     (No. 9714582)

I´m like others here. Why are we spending so much time on someone closing a bridge somewhere for some reason? Simply put, I DON´T CARE! Or maybe we should have nation wide coverage about what happened here in Biloxi the other day. We had a sleet storm on Tuesday and the Pops Ferry Rd. bridge was close due to icing. And it´s only one of two bridges that span the back bay of Biloxi. And finally, I didn´t even know that George Washington had a bridge.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 2/1/2014 1:21:33 PM     (No. 9714706)

I knew about the 96 hr traffic slowdown and I don´t live in NJ.
It wasn´t a secret. Christie knew .
Everyone who listened to traffic reports knew there was a slow down on the GW bridge.
1010 WINS has the traffic every 10 minutes on the 1´s.
This has reached the point of comedy .
The Governor´s press release yesterday agreed with the letter released by Wildstein´s lawyer.
" As the Governor said in a December 13th
press conference, he only first learned lanes were closed when it was reported by the press .."
Drudge did the same thing to Christie that Hillary did to President GW Bush after 9/11.
Drudge declared yesterday that He Knew .
Hillary waved the NY Post headline Bush Knew on the floor of the Senate.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 2/1/2014 3:04:52 PM     (No. 9714860)

News media and politicians distorting the truth. I’m shocked! Shocked!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/1/2014 11:40:02 PM     (No. 9715352)

#13, exactly. Christie, coming from such a mob state as NJ, you should have learned some lessons about loyalty and who will really watch your back when you need them. You chose poorly.

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