Skip to comments.State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Residence of U.N. Envoy
Posted on 09/14/2018 1:20:49 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Editors Note: September 14, 2018
An earlier version of this article and headline created an unfair impression about who was responsible for the purchase in question. While Nikki R. Haley is the current ambassador to the United Nations, the decision on leasing the ambassadors residence and purchasing the curtains was made during the Obama administration, according to current and former officials. The article should not have focused on Ms. Haley, nor should a picture of her have been used. The article and headline have now been edited to reflect those concerns, and the picture has been removed.
WASHINGTON The State Department spent $52,701 for customized and mechanized curtains for the picture windows in the new official residence of the ambassador to the United Nations.
The residence is in a new building on First Avenue in Manhattan. For decades, American ambassadors to the U.N. lived in the Waldorf Astoria hotel. But after the hotel was purchased by a Chinese insurance company with a murky ownership structure, the State Department decided in 2016 to find a new home for its top New York diplomat because of security concerns.
The government leased the apartment, just blocks from the delegations offices, with an option to buy, according to Patrick Kennedy, the top management official at the State Department during the Obama administration. The full-floor penthouse, with handsome hardwood floors covering large open spaces stretching nearly 6,000 square feet, was listed at $58,000 a month.
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NYT does a faceplant AGAIN.
Michele burned through that before lunch.
The NYT focusing on truth? Im shocked! Shocked, I tell you.
Although it could be argued that President Trump doesn't have a State Department, and that it is still Obama's careerists subverting the President's will.
that’s a ridiculous price to pay. Sorry. 6000 sq ft pad?
these were a reward from the obama designated liar.
Dems is nice curtains
Rush was shaming the press this morning with these facts
From Hot Air
The new story still doesnt have any quotes from Trump administration officials, although perhaps they just chose not to participate in this hackery. The story still contains the references to controversial decor spending by Ben Carson, a weird artifact of a story structured to use Haley as yet another example of selfishness within the Trump administration.
In other words, the whole piece was calculated to hammer Haley as a big spender and an example of Trumps lack of concern over the use of taxpayer dollars. Without it the report doesnt have any internal consistency, nor does it make much sense as a stand-alone complaint about State Department spending. That makes a mockery of the NYT retraction and its claim that [t]he article should not have focused on Ms. Haley. That was its clear purpose all along, and the only reason the editors hit reverse was because the intellectual dishonesty was so egregious that it took flak from other mainstream media outlets.
But, er, dont say theres any such thing as media bias, or something. Who are you gonna believe, the NYT or your own lying eyes?
Winners do the busting
Bet they are kevlar lined.
It is all outrageous.
Typical NYT: all the lies that are fit to print to help the Demonrat party.
Typical #FakeNews, or perhaps even better than average. There was a foundation of truth, but the story was intentionally written in a deceptive manner to hide key facts so they could blame Trump. They only corrected it because they got caught.
The Slimes got caught this time and had to admit their fake news.
The Commie News Network just keeps up the pretense that their fake news is correct, even when shown to be lies.
an actual halfway decent correction by the NYT?
Yeah; smear first, edit later.
six unions were involved in the curtain replacement project
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