08/08/2014 05:00 pm ET

The Evolution Of A New York Times Story On Iraq Airstrikes - The Washington Post


The original New York Times scoop was posted at 5:16 p.m. yesterday and it was titled “American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq.” It was based on reports from Kurdish officials:

DOHUK, Iraq — American military forces bombed at least two targets in northern Iraq on Thursday night to rout Islamist insurgents who have trapped tens of thousands of religious minorities in Kurdish areas, Kurdish officials said.

Apparently the Times hadn’t checked in with the Pentagon, whose spokesman roared on Twitter with this shoutdown:

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