New York Times Misleading Headline Puts Blame on Nikki Haley For $52,700 Curtains — It Backfires Big Time

| SEP 14, 2018 | 2:57 PM

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In a story for the New York Times, Gardiner Harris, a State Department correspondent, framed a story that puts blame on U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley for curtains in her residence that costs over $52,700.

With the headline reading, “Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701,” would have readers to believe the current ambassador was the one to order the seemingly expensive home decor.

Indeed, many people voiced their disgust at Haley for her apparent spending:

It does appear, however, many people did not read the full story, since in the sixth paragraph, it is revealed the curtains were purchased when former President Barack Obama was in office:

A spokesman for Ms. Haley said plans to buy the curtains were made in 2016, during the Obama administration. Ms. Haley had no say in the purchase, he said.

As a result, many people had to spell it out for those who appeared to only read the headline:

The story further points out how much Haley's residence costs, which is $58,000 a month. At face value, that is a lot, but it actually costs less when compared to previous administrations.

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