From writer M. Schmidt's Twitter on March 10th after "broke rules" story proved false, twice.
Here's what happened. Earlier this month a NYT writer wrote a story titled: 'Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email Account at State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules'.
Turns out the rule that didn't exist during her tenure.
So then they said, well, we think there's another rule she broke.
That turned out also not to be true.
So what's a writer to do who wrote one of the biggest non-scandal scandals in a decade? Change the narrative to keep the story going.
And that's exactly what he did. He posted this on twitter after it became obvious the original story was a non-story. Not even subtle: