If you haven’t heard the story when The New York Times basically humiliated themselves, here is it. They once were caught in news story so fake even they had to admit they were lying. Jason Stallman is a writer who posted a deceptive photo of the New England Patriots’ White House visits from 2015 and 2017. What appeared in the photo is that there were much more people who showed up in 2015. After that The New England Patriots called out The New York Times, writing on their twitter page: ‘’ These photos lack context. Facts: In 2015, over 40 football staff were on the stairs. In 2017, they were seated on the South Lawn.’’
After they have been called out, The New York Times wrote small editors note on the bottom of the article: “An earlier version of this article included photos comparing the size of the Patriots’ gathering at the White House in 2015 and the gathering on Wednesday. The photo from Wednesday only showed players and coaches; the 2015 photo showed players, coaches and support staff and has been removed.’’
Then, the writer decided to take the apology further. He compared the two photos: “Bad Tweet by me. Terrible Tweet. I wish I could say it’s complicated, but no, this one is pretty straightforward: I’m an idiot. It was my idea, it was my execution, it was my blunder,” he wrote.
“I made a decision in about four minutes that clearly warranted much more time. Once we learned more we tried to fix everything as much as possible as swiftly as possible and as transparently as possible. Of course, at that point, the dam was done. I just needed to own it,” he said.
Here is the picture below, take a look:
This Is not a bad apology but we prefer people who do not lie, and even if you are, then be straight forward about it.
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