Chalk up another victory for el sooper at the SCOOOOOOP!!! Yesterday we picked up the story of Washington Post reporter Jeff Stein FALSELY attributing a quote to Nikki Haley to embarrass her.
You KNOW Nikki ain’t putting up with that BS:
Unfortunate when a reporter doesn’t follow through and I have to do this:@JStein_WaPo I never said this. My team has asked you to retract this and take down your tweets. I am now respectfully asking that you follow through with what you told my team you would do. Thank you.— Archive: Ambassador Nikki Haley (@AmbNikkiHaley) July 14, 2018
I assiduously sought through three of their posted stories to see if Haley had ever said what Stein was attributing to her – and I couldn’t find it.
So we posted it, and challenged Stein to prove his contention:
Wouldn’t you know it, about an hour after our sooper-challenge, he CAVED like North Korean nuclear test site!!!!
I’ve deleted earlier tweets indicating that Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., had said only 250,000 Americans are in “extreme poverty.” The U.S. Permanent Mission to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva had said this.— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) July 14, 2018
Also we might have gotten an assist from the great one, Mark Levin:
And then there’s the Washington Compost https://t.co/gOgvdAbY1z— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) July 14, 2018
Now you can quibble about the actual debate over poverty, but Nikki Haley has a point – whatever problems we might have with poverty are a far distant cry from the epidemic of poverty other countries face. AND it’s through capitalism that billions of people have had their economic situations improved over the last decades, and the U.S. is a yuge driver of that success.
And even if you don’t accept that reality, you still shouldn’t be falsely attributing quotes to Nikki Haley, punk.