As Twitchy reported Wednesday, the New England Patriots called out the New York Times over a photo tweet comparing the turnout to meet President Trump to the much larger group that took up President Obama’s invitation in 2015.
Sure, many more people were packed into the photo with President Obama, but that photo also omitted a number of Patriots staffers who were seated on the lawn. In short, it was an apples-to-oranges comparison and a transparent and cheap shot to make Trump appear unpopular.
On Thursday, Jason Stallman, the editor who published the tweet, admitted to Yahoo News that it was a mistake.
NYT Sports editor gave me a pretty effusive statement on that Trump/Patriots-crowd-size-comparison tweet: pic.twitter.com/yrvyuCPybp— Colin Campbell (@colincampbell) April 20, 2017
Did he ever apologize to the President?
Actually, despite unrelenting attacks from the press, a surprising number of people are pleased with the Donald's performance to date: Trump voters discontented? So far that's not what polls say.
Yes, there have been lots of stories from the Rust Belt about stirrings of discontent among the Trump faithful. But those are mostly anecdotal and so far data – meaning polls – don’t back that thesis up.The New York Times, 166 years of faking the news and preaching to the choir.
For instance, in a big new Pew Research survey fully 92 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say Mr. Trump has done as well or better than they expected. Only 7 percent say he’s done worse.