Candace Owens single-handedly destroyed The New York Times and used their own words against them after she called out “Ukraine being a corrupt country.”
A New York Times reporter sent an email to Candace Owens asking for comment regarding her stance on Ukraine.
“Received an email from The NYTimes asking for comment regarding me “advancing ideas that Ukraine is a corrupt country”—similar to Russian state TV,” Owens tweeted on Monday.
“I replied informing them that I actually got my ideas from the New York Times, and provided them links to their past articles,” she added.
The NYT accused Owens of advancing the idea that Ukraine was a corrupt country, which matched comments from Russian state media.
“We note that you advanced the idea that Ukraine was a corrupt country, which matched comments we’ve seen from Russian state media. I’m wondering if you have any context or further comment to add about this comparison?” the email from NYT said.
Candace Owens obliterated The New York Times in her response.
This had to hurt:
I am very confused by this e-mail. I learned about “the idea that Ukraine was a corrupt country” from the New York Times. You guys
have covered the corruption of Ukraine extensively, for years. As just one example, here is a piece from the NYT Editorial Board entitled, “Ukraine’s Unyielding Corruption”: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/01/opinion/ukraines-unyielding-corruption.html
I educated myself about both the neo-nazi problem in Ukraine and the unyielding corruption by reading your newspaper, not Russian state media. Is there something specific I said that was different from what you guys have written in the past?
Owens’ sent another email to NYT citing their own report and from other left-wing media:
For more good measure – here are some more past articles written from reputable sources over the past few years about the corruption and neo-nazi problem in Ukraine, For clarity, are you now suggesting that what the western media covered extensively over the last few years is now just Russian propaganda? Are you suggesting all of these articles were sponsored by Russia state media? Again, I would love to provide you with a quote for your article, just want to be clear regarding what you mean when you say that I am advancing ideas that Ukraine was a corrupt country when in fact I got my ideas from your publication.
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. 😂 pic.twitter.com/Zy6a7Btih4
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 21, 2022
New York Times published their article but they did not include Candace Owens’ response to their email.