As a follow-up to my post earlier today, I’d say this is checkmate for the Post:
WaPo didn't print the "it was about Syria" line bc it came from Kushner partisans who refused to be ID'd as such. NYT had no such scruples. https://t.co/P5PFWFYNvu
— Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson) May 27, 2017
Haberman does produce some useful stories because of her access and if she wants to present Kushner’s viewpoint in a story to sweeten the beat that’s probably a tradeoff worth making. But putting implausible, self-serving explanations from the Kushner camp up top and implying that they’re established fact (and explicitly presenting them as established fact when promoting the story) is another matter.