Fake News: Patriots Twitter Account Busts NYT for Out of Context Pics Showing Patriots Obama Visit Better Attended than Trump


When you receiving a devastating fact-check by the Twitter account of an NFL football team, it might be time to delete your newspaper.

That very thing occurred on Wednesday, when the New York Times tweeted out two photos comparing the number of Patriots coaches and players who attended in 2015, when Obama was president, versus how many attended on Wednesday with President Trump:

C9zV0_KXsAEV-_Q.jpgPatriots’ turnout for President Obama in 2015 vs. Patriots’ turnout for President Trump today

Clearly, the tweet makes the Obama White House visit look significantly better attended than the Trump visit. However, the Patriots quickly pounced on the Times’ attempt at partisan photography:

Twitter did not take kindly to the Times’ attempt to spread fake news:

patriots-response.jpg

Twitter did not take kindly to the Times’ attempt to spread fake news:

C90bb9kUAAADzWU.jpgComparable photos: The last time the #Patriots won two Super Bowls in three years, 36 players visited the White House. Today, we had 34.

Having been sufficiently humbled by a football team Twitter account, the New York Times actually did journalism, talked to some people in the know, and then sent out another tweet explaining their new position:

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