At Hillary’s Request, NY Times Rewrites Story on Calls for Criminal Investigation Over Emailgate

Looks like Shrillary’s sneering contempt for the law might finally catch up with her. But at least she still has the New York Times on her side — to an extent that seems to appall even Politico:

The New York Times made small but significant changes to an exclusive report about a potential criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s State Department email account late Thursday night, but provided no notification of or explanation for of the changes.

The paper initially reported that two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation “into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information on a private email account she used as secretary of state.”

That clause, which cast Clinton as the target of the potential criminal probe, was later changed: the inspectors general now were asking for an inquiry “into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state.”

The Times also changed the headline of the story, from “Criminal Inquiry Sought in Hillary Clinton’s Use of Email” to “Criminal Inquiry Is Sought in Clinton Email Account,” reflecting a similar recasting of Clinton’s possible role. The article’s URL was also changed to reflect the new headline.

As of early Friday morning, the Times article contained no update, notification, clarification or correction regarding the changes made to the article.

One of the reporters of the story, Michael Schmidt, explained early Friday that the Clinton campaign had complained about the story to the Times.

“It was a response to complaints we received from the Clinton camp that we thought were reasonable, and we made them,” Schmidt said.

The Times deserves some credit for at least reporting on the growing scandal. No doubt they would prefer to ignore the story altogether, but this is too big to keep a lid on.

Shrillary can expect even more favorable treatment from the Injustice Department. Otherwise she might have to conduct her presidential campaign from inside a federal prison — which could jeopardize the follow-through on Obama’s fundamental transformation of America.


On tips from J, Stormfax, and DinaRehn. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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