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Did somebody at the NYT get an angry call from the White House?

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By Doug Powers  •  June 7, 2013 12:54 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

That’s my guess:

The New York Times edited its damning editorial condemning the Obama administration for collecting phone call data from Americans to make it less stinging shortly after the editorial was published online Thursday afternoon.

The editorial originally declared that the Obama “administration has lost all credibility” as a result of the recently revealed news that the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been secretly collecting call data from American users of Verizon under the authority of the Patriot Act.

But hours later the stinging sentence had been modified to read the Obama “administration has now lost all credibility on this issue.” [Emphasis added]

It’s not the first time.

The Times said they made the edit “for clarity’s sake.” Is there a White House staffer named Clarity? We’ll check on that.

**Written by Doug Powers

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