The New York Times reached out to Candace Owens to get a comment for a story they’re doing about Russian messaging and how it’s shaped the conversation among high profile public figures in the political realm. Let’s just say it didn’t go very well.
Owens Tweeted, “Received an email from the NYTimes asking for comment regarding me ‘advancing ideas that Ukraine is a corrupt country’ – similar to Russian state TV. I replied informing them that I actually got my ideas from the New York Times, and provided them links to their past articles.”
The response probably won’t make the article. Here is the email thread that was attached to Owens’ tweet.
Also, here are some of the article links that Owens referenced:
One Twitter user responded to Owens, saying, “I just love how they always do this with the ‘we’re finalizing the story today’ crap. They just got burned, and I am HERE for it.” Truthfully, we’re all here for it.
The shift in the narrative shows the level of dishonesty that the media is willing to use against the American people. It’s obvious that everyone wants peace in Ukraine, but the New York Times is going to have a hard time convincing people that there’s “Russian messaging” infiltrating conservative viewpoints when they themselves have covered the topic at length in the past.
That’s not the first time Owens had a few words for the New York Times.
Back in 2019, when the 2020 presidential campaigns were kicking off, Owens was on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News and told Carlson, “Can I just take a moment to thank our lucky stars that we have the New York Times available to think for Hispanic people and to think for Black Americans? I mean, God forbid we have these Hispanic men and women walking around trying to think for themselves.”
Owens was referring to an article titled “A Vexing Question for Democrats: What Drives Latino Men to Republicans?”
Both instances show that the real propaganda might not be coming from Russia or Ukraine, but from inside the New York Times.