NY Times Forced to Backtrack on Scott Pruitt Hit Piece with ‘Important’ Correction

On Saturday, The New York Times had to backtrack on a key item in a piece published a day earlier that laid out a blistering attack on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. The four-byline piece by Eric Lipton, Steve Eder, Lisa Friedman and Hiroko Tabuchi attacked Pruitt on the grounds he was using instructing aides to perform tasks for Pruitt’s “personal life.” The error was in a portion featured prominently in the original Times story. It accused the Pruitt of working to help his daughter, McKenna Pruitt, secure admission into the University of Virginia School of Law through the aid of former Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William Howell. According to the Times, Pruitt’s request came after accepting the job as EPA administrator, which suggested he was using his position as the means for the favor. However, the letter written on McKenna Pruitt’s behalf by Howell was written on November 1, 2016 — a full week before Donald Trump was elected president. The Times has since deleted it from its article. Deleted passage as follows: As an example, Mr. Pruitt, shortly after taking the E.P.A. job, reached out to the former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates seeking help for his daughter,

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Dem Rep Pallone: ‘Ongoing Efforts’ by GOP ‘to Undermine and Sabotage Healthcare System

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ) stated there are “ongoing efforts by Republicans in Washington to undermine and sabotage” America’s healthcare system. Transcript as Follows: “Hello, I’m Congressman Frank Pallone from New Jersey. All around our nation this weekend, kids are celebrating the end of school.  Families are getting together for barbeques, or preparing for a much needed and much deserved vacation. And that’s the way summers are supposed to be. But in order to take a vacation – families need to be confident they can afford one. And today, too many Americans are concerned about the costs of their families’ health care. The anxiety is justified considering the ongoing efforts by Republicans in Washington to undermine and sabotage the health care system. And last week, Republicans directly threatened the health care of millions of Americans when the Trump Administration asked a federal court to strike down key patient protections included in the Affordable Care Act. If successful, the Trump Administration’s action will eliminate protections that ensure more than 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage.  It could also eliminate protections that prevent insurance companies from charging women or anyone between the age of

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