Christie hammers New York Times for "sloppy," "misleading" report

In a graphic called, “The New York Times (depending on the time),” Christie’s office notes how The New York Times story changed over the course of Friday afternoon to walk back its reporting.

The document being circulated by Team Christie includes quotes from New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan, who wrote Monday about the controversial change and said her paper was wrong not to note it. “My take: This change was more than a nuance… Some sort of notice was due to the reader that the initial story had changed in a substantial way.”

The Christie memo also includes a clip of New York Times reporter Kate Zernike — the journalist who wrote the story — acknowledging during an appearance on CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday that the paper could have been “more clear” in its initial report.

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