Joe Drape doubled down on misinformation about Justify's drug test following the Santa Anita Derby
- September 14, 2019
- By SARA CAVANAGH
NEW YORK, N.Y.--Following his misleading story, filled with important omissions of critical facts, on a drug test on Triple Crown winner Justify, published on Sept. 12, Joe Drape received a letter from Bob Baffert's lawyer.
But, rather than publish the letter, Drape wrote a second article on Sept. 12, doubling down on the misinformation in the first article.
These articles couldn't come at a worse time for horse racing, already suffering from the deaths of horses at Santa Anita and dwindling fields in races.
The N.Y. Times has long been recognized as ignoring facts when they pertain to politics, but now the fake news has spread throughout the paper.
Unfortunately, due to Drape's (now destroyed) reputation as a top racing reporter, other newspapers, most recently USA Today, have picked up the misinformation.