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State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Residence of U.N. Envoy
NYT ^ | September 13,2018 | By Gardiner Harris

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 ambassador’s 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 delegation’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: mediabias
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1 posted on 09/14/2018 1:20:49 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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NYT does a faceplant AGAIN.


2 posted on 09/14/2018 1:21:42 PM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: Hojczyk

Michele burned through that before lunch.


3 posted on 09/14/2018 1:22:07 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Hojczyk

The NYT focusing on truth? I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell you.


4 posted on 09/14/2018 1:23:25 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Hojczyk
Under Obama's State Department, not President Trumps.

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.
 

5 posted on 09/14/2018 1:23:59 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie ("Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above.")
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To: Hojczyk

that’s a ridiculous price to pay. Sorry. 6000 sq ft pad?


6 posted on 09/14/2018 1:24:37 PM PDT by nikos1121 (Trump w/ Cabinet to the press:"You're free to stay or to go, as I believe in a free press." lol)
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To: Hojczyk

these were a reward from the obama designated liar.


7 posted on 09/14/2018 1:25:28 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Use Comey's Report; Indict Hillary now. --- Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)
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To: Hojczyk

Dems is nice curtains


8 posted on 09/14/2018 1:26:13 PM PDT by albie
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To: Hojczyk

Rush was shaming the press this morning with these facts


9 posted on 09/14/2018 1:26:53 PM PDT by Jolla
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From Hot Air

The new story still doesn’t 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 Trump’s lack of concern over the use of taxpayer dollars. Without it the report doesn’t 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, don’t say there’s any such thing as media bias, or something. Who are you gonna believe, the NYT or your own lying eyes?


10 posted on 09/14/2018 1:27:48 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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BUSTED!

Winners do the busting


11 posted on 09/14/2018 1:30:54 PM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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Here is the sort of State Department spending that should be questioned:

Internationalists Betray America

12 posted on 09/14/2018 1:31:11 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: nikos1121

Bet they are kevlar lined.


13 posted on 09/14/2018 1:38:51 PM PDT by Valpal1
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To: Hojczyk

It is all outrageous.


14 posted on 09/14/2018 1:46:11 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just have a few days that don't suck.)
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To: Hojczyk

Typical NYT: all the lies that are fit to print to help the Demonrat party.


15 posted on 09/14/2018 1:46:54 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Enjoy the decline of the American empire.)
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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.


16 posted on 09/14/2018 2:01:31 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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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.


17 posted on 09/14/2018 2:07:39 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (Chuck Schumer--giving pond scum everywhere a bad name.)
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To: Hojczyk

an actual halfway decent correction by the NYT?


18 posted on 09/14/2018 2:22:01 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicians aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: Hojczyk

Yeah; smear first, edit later.


19 posted on 09/14/2018 2:29:47 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Ain't no reaching across the aisle in Hell.)
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To: Hojczyk

It’s NYC

six unions were involved in the curtain replacement project


20 posted on 09/14/2018 2:34:16 PM PDT by bert ((KE. N.P. N.C. +12) Muller..... conspiracy to over throw the government)
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