Irony alert: N.Y. Times asks 'where's evidence' for own wiretap story
“Have you seen any evidence yourself?” asked Glenn Thrush, chief White House political correspondent for the New York Times.
Thrush was asking the White House press secretary about President Trump’s accusation that the Obama administration had wiretapped and spied on his campaign.
“No,” replied Sean Spicer at Tuesday’s daily press briefing, but he might have referred Thrush to his own paper.
As WND reported on Monday, the evidence for Trump’s contention appeared to be published by the New York Times on Jan. 20, in an article with a print-version headline: “Wiretapped Data Used in Inquiry of Trump Aides.”
The article cited an official who said “intelligence reports based on some of the wiretapped communications had been provided to the White House.”
Others appeared to notice the irony of the Times apparently ignoring or discrediting its own story.
On Sunday, radio talk-show host Mark Levin asked, in reference to the wiretapping: “You wanna know how I know? It’s in the newspapers! It’s right there!”
Alluding to that Times story and others, Levin quipped, “The media seems to be confused about their own reporting!”