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Far Right (and Far Left) Twitter Cheers After Major Correction Issued by New York Times

On Thursday the New York Times issued a rather significant correction to a June 25, Maggie Haberman article titled ‘Trump’s Deflections and Denials on Russia Frustrate Even His Allies.’

The piece was noteworthy in the annals of Trump Russia lore for propagating the claim that “all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community,” had concluded — beyond reproach — that Russia has engaged in a coordinated effort to meddle the the 2016 U.S. election.

The claim has been repeated by Hillary Clinton and had cropped up almost daily on MSNBC since Trump’s election.

But now, according to the Times, that 17 number may have been a bit — inflated. In their correction, the newspaper of record reduced it to just four, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency.

In full the correction reads:

A White House Memo article on Monday about President Trump’s deflections and denials about Russia referred incorrectly to the source of an intelligence assessment that said Russia orchestrated hacking attacks during last year’s presidential election. The assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community.

Needless to say, the undoing of that canard set Conservative Twitter ablaze. And believe it or not, they were joined by far left accounts as well. Even Wikileaks got in on it.

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