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Patriots go at New York Times via Twitter for posting misleading photos from White House visits

04.19.17 at 8:52 pm ET
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Much has been made about how many members of the Patriots attended the White House ceremony with President Trump on Wednesday to honor the Super Bowl LI win.

The New York Times took it a step further by posting two photos to Twitter — one from the 2015 visit, and one from Wednesday. It’s a big difference, as in 2015 people stretched up and down the stairs, where as the photo from Wednesday didn’t have that.

At first glance, it appears the 2015 visit had a lot more people in attendance, but the photos apparently lack facts.

The Patriots took matters into their own hands by responding Wednesday night on Twitter. The official team account responded to the Times’ tweet by writing: These photos lack context. Facts: In 2015, over 40 football staff were on the stairs. In 2017, they were seated on the South Lawn.

Here is the original New York Times tweet, followed by the Patriots’ response.

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