This retraction, as related in Joe Concha’s article at thehill.com, tells the tale:
The New York Times has corrected a crowd size estimate it provided following President Trump‘s rally in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday night, after receiving sharp criticism from the president.
The paper on Wednesday stated that attendance was more than five times larger than estimates it had originally reported.
“While no exact figure is available, the fire marshal’s office estimated that approximately 5,500 people attended the rally, not about 1,000 people,” the correction stated.
That’s right. The New York Times “reported” (if you can call it reporting) that a raucus, cheering packed-house crowd of well over 5,000 people was “about 1,000 people”…
…and The Times only did so after President Trump shamed it into making a correction.
The New York Times used to be a newspaper. But its pathological hatred of Donald Trump has turned it into something else.
I don’t know what The New York Times is anymore. (NOTE: but whatever it is, it shares that definition with CNN).