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NY Times makes rare admission of guilt over Nikki Haley, but Ted Lieu can’t undo the mess he made

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California Rep. Ted Lieu is a lousy politician, but he’s stubbornly tenacious even when dead wrong. That’s got to be worth something, right?

His latest bout of hilarious mule-like stubbornness occurred after The New York Times ran yet another disingenuous hit piece — this time essentially accusing Secretary of State Nikki Haley of wasting $52,701 to purchase lavish curtains for her government-funded apartment in New York City.

“Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701,” the story’s original headline read.

“The State Department spent $52,701 last year buying customized and mechanized curtains for the picture windows in Nikki R. Haley’s official residence as ambassador to the United Nations, just as the department was undergoing deep budget cuts and had frozen hiring,” the Times had reported.

And just like that countless low-information liberal Democrats — including Lieu — pounced on Haley by taking to Twitter to accuse her of wasting money and demanding she be investigated:

Had Democrats like Lieu kept reading past the first few paragraphs — which the Times’ staff members presumably knew their liberal readers wouldn’t do — they’d have come upon this humdinger of a sentence: “A spokesman for Ms. Haley said plans to buy the curtains were made in 2016, during the Obama administration. Ms. Haley had no say in the purchase, he said.”

Whoops …

Watch what happened when The Daily Caller called Lieu out for his poor reading comprehension skills:

He doubled down, of course, again suggesting that Haley somehow deserves blame for curtains that were chosen by the spendthrift administration of former President Barack Obama.

Something rare then happened: The Times corrected its misleading headline and issued a correction admitting it’d fudged the story, writing, “An earlier version of this article and headline created an unfair impression about who was responsible for the purchase in question.”

Look:

Surely this was enough to inspire Lieu to back down and perhaps even apologize, right? Even Parkland survivor turned left-wing activist David Hogg, who had responded to the initial story by trying to shame Haley her allegedly misappropriating “thousands of tax dollars for your own lavish lifestyle,” ultimately backed down, conceding defeat in humiliation.

But not Sen. Lieu. Never that. About ten minutes after the Times posted its correction, he tripled down by posting another inane reply to The Daily Caller:

Maybe he should investigate the Obama administration, a bevy of Twitter users sarcastically noted:

 

Vivek Saxena

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