The New York Times admitted its article about a $52,701 curtain purchase gave an “unfair impression” that Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was responsible for the spending.
The original headline for the article read: “Nikki Haley’s View of New York is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701.”
The headline has been changed to “State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Residence of U.N. Envoy.”
The Times added an editor’s note to its Sept. 13 article that reads:
“An earlier version of this article and headline created an unfair impression about who was responsible for the purchase in question. While Nikki R. Haley is the current ambassador to the United Nations, the decision on leasing the ambassador’s residence and purchasing the curtains was made during the Obama administration, according to current and former officials. The article should not have focused on Ms. Haley, nor should a picture of her have been used. The article and headline have now been edited to reflect those concerns, and the picture has been removed.”
The New York Times declined to comment to iMediaEthics beyond its editor’s note.
Hat Tip: Steve Bien-Aime