NY Times Panned For Story Framing Hope Hicks Deciding Whether to Comply With Subpoena as ‘Existential Question’


New York Times Blasted For Hope Hicks Story

The New York Times is under fire over a piece in which it framed a decision over whether to comply with a Congressional subpoena as an “existential question.”

In the story, Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman wrote that former White House communications director Hope Hicks “is facing an existential question: whether to comply with a congressional subpoena in the coming weeks.”

The framing faced criticism from many including several members of Congress. Notably, Rep.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) weighed in via Twitter.

“What gets me is news breaks that this woman is weighing committing a crime before Congress & it’s getting framed by the NYT as some Lifetime drama called ‘Hope’s Choice,'” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “This is a fmr admin official considering participating in a coverup led by the President. Treat her equally.”

A host of others criticized the story as well. Here’s a sampling of the reaction from politicians, journalists, and other observers:

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