So a lack of clarity leading to misunderstandings is what exactly?
In the actual context where they were accusing the “misunderstandings” of being “bold exaggeration” it’s a statement that dishonest people could twist the words to achieve their own agenda. Which is what happened, and which is what you did.
When did I said anything about wiretapping Trump Tower? In fact I’ve said the opposite.
You did not say “the exact opposite.” You talked out of both sides of your mouth saying: “Trump did appear to go too far when claiming the Obama administration wire tapped him or his tower, but there is a serious basis for his assertion.”
You didn’t even say he went too far, just that “appeared” to. Then you effectively took it all back saying “there was a serious basis for his assertion.” Both can’t be true. I mean he couldn’t have gone “too far” if there was a “serious basis” for what he claimed. It’s classic double talk on your part. I guess you figure most your readers won’t pick up on it, but I did, and I think most would.
And yes, I am quite clearly responding to what you actually wrote. In the meantime, you create the strawman of a NYT admission of “very misleading” that flat out never happened.