NY Times Gets Lit Up On Twitter After Claiming 'There Have Been No Long Lines' At Oil-Starved Gas Stations

Brittany M. Hughes | May 12, 2021
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The New York Times once again proved itself to be the laughing stock of “news” Tuesday after tweeting an article and caption claiming there have been “no long lines for gas” after a cyber attack on a major oil pipeline resulted in a fuel shortage at many stations along the East Coast.

Here’s the tweet from the NYT (whose headquarters are in Manhattan where, notably, there are scant gas stations): “Colonial Pipeline, a vital U.S. fuel artery that was shut down by a cyberattack, said it hoped to restore most operations by the end of the week. Since the shutdown, there have been no long lines or major price hikes for gas.”


Never letting a good chance at mockery go to waste, the internet was quick to respond with literally hundreds of people testifying to long wait times at gas stations, including many photos of cars waiting in long lines that often stretched well past station parking lots and into the street.

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The Daily Caller’s Logan Hall notes the NYT quietly updated their story to reflect price surges after getting called out on Twitter for their obtuse take on the semi-crisis.

Meanwhile, as state and local officials urge consumers not to panic and hoard gas, Colonial Pipeline claims they should be back up and running normally sometime this weekend.