New York Times gets it wrong, again!

New York Times Forced to Correct Key Covid ‘Fact’


Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning issued the following statement today  in reaction to news that the New York Times was forced to issue a correction when it grossly overstated the number of children hospitalized due to Covid: 

“The New York Times had to correct a gross exaggeration of the number of children who have been hospitalized with COVID 19.  As the former newspaper of record, which now acts as a public relations arm of the far left, the Times is often at the front line of for legitimizing misinformation.  In the latest example, the paper claimed that ‘nearly 900,000 children had been hospitalized’ with COVID 19 when the real number is  ‘more than 63,000 children hospitalized from August 2020 to October 2021.’

“This is not just adding a zero by mistake, it is a clear instance of either a reporter and presumably their editor having no idea how to read data, or a blatant attempt to create a splash headline that would spread into the American consciousness as frighteningly real before anyone could get the truth out.  An honest look at the New York Times abuse of facts in the past, would lead any objective observer to conclude that manipulation rather than incompetence is at the root of the ‘mistake’.

“Remember, it was the New York Times which breathlessly ran with the story that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died from injuries sustained by being hit with a fire extinguisher on Jan. 6th.  In mid-February, the Times quietly changed the story after the entire country was led to believe that the Jan. 6 events at the Capitol were violent.  The Coroner’s report on Officer Sicknick’s death revealed that he died of a stroke that was unrelated to the Jan. 6th Capitol events.

“Facts matter, and one thing that is obviously true is that the New York Times no longer cares about facts, having sacrificed truth on the altar of a Marxist narrative long ago.”

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