By: The Blaze
The New York Times modified its article about a potential criminal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of her private email account in a “small but significant” way at the request of Clinton’s presidential campaign, according to Politico’s Dylan Byers.
The Blaze previously noted that the New York Times inexplicably changed the lead of its story shortly after publication, and New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt said early Friday: “It was a response to complaints we received from the Clinton camp that we thought were reasonable, and we made them.”
The change is small, but it removes the direct focus from Clinton by shifting the sentence into the passive tense.
In the original lede, it discusses a criminal investigation “into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information.”
In the revised version, it discusses a criminal investigation”into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection” with Clinton’s email account.
Politico notes that the headline received a similar change, going from “Criminal Inquiry Sought in Hillary Clinton’s Use of Email” to “Criminal Inquiry Is Sought in Clinton Email Account.”
Nick Merrill, a spokesman for the Clinton campaign, maintains that Clinton always “followed appropriate practices in dealing with classified materials.”
Read the entire story at Politico.