The Grey Ho, soon to be renamed NY Pravda.By MIKE ALLEN & ANDY BARR | 9/20/10 8:36 AM EDT Updated: 9/20/10 11:48 AM EDT
The White House is pushing back hard against a New York Times report that the president's political team is considering a national ad campaign that would cast the GOP as taken over by tea party extremists. (See: Tea party dominates the narrative)
The story is “100 percent inaccurate,” a White House official told POLITICO.
Times Washington Bureau Chief Dean Baquet counters that the "piece is accurate.”
But White House complaints have had some effect. Although the Times has not posted a correction or otherwise acknowledged making changes to the piece, it dialed back its claims overnight, changing the headline and the lead sentence of the story to de-emphasize the notion that the White House is weighing an anti-GOP ad campaign.
Read more: White House: New York Times report '100 percent wrong' - Mike Allen and Andy Barr - POLITICO.com
These Obamanots sure are active waging war with the press.