Twitter users ripped the New York Times for failing to mention Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez’s party affiliation in an article Monday ahead of his corruption trial, which begins this week.
— Mike Martin (@MikeMartin80) September 5, 2017
A Democrat Senator. Democrat. Say it with me: Democrat. D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T. Very good. You wrote 1300 words & DIDN'T MENTION IT ONCE. #FakeNews
— TParty Infidel Annie (@bloodless_coup) September 5, 2017
The Times updated the story and apologized for the omission, but not before some Twitter users criticized the paper for “stealth editing.”
Looks the author has since stealth edited the story to include "Democrat" in the 4th paragraph. No public correction note though.
— Allan Bartlett (@allanbartlett) September 5, 2017
Thanks Evan. Not odd, just an oversight on my part after drafts. Adding back now.
— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) September 5, 2017