NY Times Catches Flak For Spiking Audio Interview With Stephen Miller: 'Pathetic'

Lash out On Monday the Trump administration defended this practice despite criticism from former first ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama as well as Bill O'Reilly

Stephen Miller, senior adviser to the president for policy, at the Press Briefing Room at the White House August 2, 2017.

Donald Trump aide Stephen Miller was the driving force behind a controversial new policy enforcing the separation of undocumented immigrants from their children at the USA border, reported The New York Times.

Davis explained she and Shear interviewed Miller "the week before last" and the White House did not want the audio to be used once "The Daily" chose to do an episode based on the conversation.

At the beginning of "The Daily", Davis instead recounted her interview with Miller to Barbaro.

The president has said he dislikes the policy, and has attempted to lay the blame at the door of the Democrats, but in an interview with the Times, White House adviser Miller defended the policy, describing it as a "simple decision". "That said, if the comments were on the record, the @nytimes can decide how to use it".

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"The Democratic Party is at grave risk of completely marginalizing itself from the American voters by continuing to lean into its absolutist anti-enforcement positions", Miller said in an interview with Breitbart News published on May 24. "White House officials objected, saying that they had not agreed to a podcast interview".

Adweek reporter Josh Sternberg tweeted Tuesday that the decision was made once the administration realized the recording would be played in a podcast, and decided it was not comfortable with it being used.

The Times reinforced that the substance of the interview with Miller was used in the original story and on Tuesday's podcast episode, just not the audio.

"This is rather explicit acknowledgement by the NYT that it's willing to make sacrifices to preserve its access to senior people within the White House".

Splinter writer Katherine Krueger sarcastically called it "brave stuff from the Times", according to Fast Company.

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