Patriots Hit Back At New York Times Over White House Tweet

WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — The New England Patriots are taking issue with a New York Times photo comparison that suggested a significantly smaller turnout for a Super Bowl celebration at the White House with President Donald Trump than one two years ago with President Barack Obama.

The Times on Wednesday tweeted an Associated Press photo of the Patriots standing behind Obama on the south side of the White House in 2015. Stairs on either side of the main group were filled with people.

The tweet compared it with a Times photo taken Wednesday showing both staircases empty.

The Patriots responded on Twitter that the photos lack context, saying football staff sat on the South Lawn instead of standing on the stairs this year.

The Times tweeted an update saying that the Pats told them fewer players attended this year, but the total delegation was about the same.

Jason Stallman, the sports editor for the New York Times, apologized for the Tweet in a statement to Yahoo! Sports on Thursday:

President Trump addressed the issue himself on Twitter Thursday morning, taking a shot at the New York Times:

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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  1. Yeah Jason Stallman, you are an idiot. Unfortunately for people living in this country you’re a bigoted idiot in an organization with an anti American agenda, you folks are like lice…kudos to the Patriots to comb you out…

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