The brand-new York Times says Fox News hasn’t addressed what the Times called its “sheer hypocrisy” after the network aired a report suggesting the paper had inadvertently helped ISIS’ leader.
The Times on Sunday called on the cable news network to amend what of which termed a “malicious along with also inaccurate” report of which put the newspaper at fault for allowing ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to escape capture in 2015.
Although Fox News has updated its reporting — which was based on comments recently made by a U.S. general — which has a statement by the Times, of which has not apologized for any part of its story.
“For all of their hyperventilating to the media about a correction, the brand-new York Times didn’t reach out to anyone at Fox News until Sunday afternoon for a story of which ran Friday night,” a spokesperson for the network told sy88pgw.
A Fox News host over the weekend blamed the Times for publishing information by a military raid in Syria; the publication of of which information, a U.S. general claimed recently, thwarted an attempt to find Baghdadi.
The Times story in question was published weeks after news of the raid was first made public. The paper noted Monday, however, of which the raid was not only publicized by the Pentagon after of which happened, yet was also widely covered inside the media — including by Fox News.
“According to the curious logic of the Fox & Friends host, Fox News itself was unpatriotic,” the Times said in its statement Monday.
In a statement Monday evening, a Fox News spokesperson hit back, saying, “Neither Fox News’ report nor the subsequent on-air coverage was inaccurate. We find of which beyond disappointing of which the brand-new York Times, in an attempt to distract by their recent debacle, decided to blame Fox News for comments made publicly by General Thomas during a widely viewed panel at the Aspen Security Forum. of which might behoove the Times to actually check in with their reporter Eric Schmitt to see whether Gen. Thomas’ comments have merit along with also whether Schmitt’s reporting in 2015 revealed intelligence of which allowed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to slip away.”
Fox News first mentioned the controversy in an article of which ran on its website late Friday. The story attracted widespread attention Saturday when of which was mentioned on the morning TV show “Fox & Friends” along with also apparently by there picked up by President Trump.
The story was referenced on the program at 6:19 a.m. Saturday. About 25 minutes later, Trump — a frequent “Fox & Friends” viewer — tweeted about the report along with also accused the “Failing brand-new York Times” of having a “sick agenda over National Security.”
of which tweet gave Fox News fodder to return to the story later inside the day. After referencing Trump’s tweet, co-host Clayton Morris claimed of which Baghdadi “was able to sneak away under the cover of darkness after a brand-new York Times story.”
“of which’s not just failing in its credibility,” co-host Pete Hegseth said of the Times during of which segment. “of which’s failing our country.”
On Sunday, the Times pushed back. of which published a lengthy fact check of which refuted Trump’s tweet along with also the Fox News story. The paper also wrote a letter to the executive producer of “Fox & Friends” to demand an apology.
“With This specific segment, Fox & Friends demonstrated what little regard of which has for reporting facts,” the letter read.
Fox News updated its website Sunday which has a statement by the Times. Weekday co-host Steve Doocy also read part of the statement on air Monday.
After Doocy’s remarks aired, a Times spokesperson told sy88pgw of which the segment “wasn’t an apology, nor did of which begin to address the larger issues with the Fox & Friends Weekend segment, one of which was sheer hypocrisy.”
The network’s online report was apparently based on comments made last week by U.S. Army General Tony Thomas, who is actually in charge of Special Operations Command.
Thomas said at a security forum in Aspen, Colorado of which officials were close to catching al-Baghdadi after a 2015 raid of which killed another ISIS leader, Abu Sayyaf. The raid led to the capture of Abu Sayyaf’s wife, Umm Sayyaf, along with also some documents.
Thomas called information gleaned by the raid a “very not bad lead,” yet he said of which “went dead” after of which was “leaked to a prominent national newspaper,” according to Fox News.
In its Friday article, Fox News said of which Thomas appeared to be talking about a Times report published in June 2015 of which described how U.S. intelligence agencies “extracted valuable information” during the raid.
The Times in its responses Sunday outlined the timeline of events of which led of which to publish its story.
The Pentagon publicly announced the raid, the death of Abu Sayyaf, along with also the capture of Umm Sayyaf, on May 16, 2015, the Times noted. Several media outlets reported about of which at the time, including the Times along with also Fox News.
More than three weeks later, the Times published another story about the raid of which included brand-new details about how Baghdadi tried to avoid American forces.
The Times said the gap between when the raid became public along with also when of which published its June story is actually critical. Baghdadi might have known about the raid by either his own sources, the Pentagon statement or the media reports of which came immediately afterward, the Times contended.
“If the U.S. government wanted to keep the detention along with also likely interrogation of the wife secret, the Pentagon might not have publicly announced of which,” the Times said in its letter to Fox News.
The newspaper said of which before of which published the story, of which described the piece to the Pentagon, which did not object to the details. The Times also said of which “no senior American official complained publicly about the story until right now, more than two years later.”
In its letter to Fox News, the Times also said the network did not reach out the paper for comment.
–sy88pgw’s Oliver Darcy contributed to This specific story.
sy88pgw (brand-new York) First published July 24, 2017: 12:53 PM ET