NY Times Reacts to Trump Demanding Their Pulitzer Should Be Yanked: Every Article ‘Has Proven Accurate’
The New York Times did not let President Donald Trump‘s latest tweet slamming their Pulitzer-prize winning reporting go unnoticed.
Instead, they made it clear that the one who got things wrong was Trump himself.
On Friday, Trump ripped The Washington Post and the Times for their Russia reporting that led to them sharing a 2018 Pulitzer Prize.
“So funny that The New York Times & The Washington Post got a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage (100% NEGATIVE and FAKE!) of Collusion with Russia – And there was No Collusion!” Trump gloated on social media. “So, they were either duped or corrupt? In any event, their prizes should be taken away by the Committee!”
In response, the Times pointed out that their reporting still stands and every “article cited has proven accurate.”
“We’re proud of our Pulitzer-prize winning reporting on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Every @nytimes article cited has proven accurate,” Times communication wrote.
— NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) March 30, 2019
The Times and Post won the award for what the Pulitzer Committee dubbed, “[D]eeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team and his eventual administration.”
WaPo’s Josh Dawsey also defended the Post’s work in a separate tweet.
“Not a single prize-winning story had a substantive correction,” he wrote, shortly after Trump’s tweet.
Not a single prize-winning story had a substantive correction. https://t.co/oqr5Ok5Qvw
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) March 29, 2019
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