New York Times Doesn’t Know What Aleppo Is, Criticizes Johnson Anyway


by Josh Guckert

On Thursday, Alan Rappeport of The New York Times printed an article on Gary Johnson‘s so-called gaffe in being unable to identify Aleppo. Said Rappeport:

Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor and Libertarian Party presidential nominee, revealed a surprising lack of foreign policy knowledge on Thursday that could rock his insurgent candidacy when he could not answer a basic question about the crisis in Aleppo, Syria.

However, it had to be revised, as:

An earlier version of this article incorrectly called the city of Aleppo the de facto capital of the Islamic State and an ISIS stronghold. Raqqa, in northern Syria, is the de facto ISIS capital…

To read the full article, click here.

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