New York Times Backtracks After Posting Accurate Headline About President Trump
New York, NY – Leftists bullied The New York Times for their headline on President Donald Trump’s remarks about recent mass shootings on Tuesday until the newspaper changed it to something far-left politicians and pundits could stomach.
The original headline was “Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism” and that was an accurate description of what the President said in his remarks about the gunmen who murdered nine in Dayton, Ohio and 22 in El Paso, Texas.
“The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online consumed by racist hate,” President Trump said in an address from the White House on Monday. “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated.”
“Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart, and devours the soul,” he continued. “We have asked the FBI to identify all further resources they need to investigate and disrupt hate crimes and domestic terrorism - whatever they need.”
But as soon as a pictures of the front page of the first edition of Tuesday’s New York Times were released on social media, Democrats freaked and began attacking the publication.
Several Democratic Presidential hopefuls were the first to jump on the bandwagon.
“Unbelievable,” Beto O’Rourke tweeted Monday night.
O’Rourke is from El Paso where one of the shooting rampages occurred.
He has said that President Trump is not welcome in that city and should not visit to offer condolences, USA Today reported.
U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) weighed in, too.
“Lives literally depend on you doing better, NYT. Please do,” Booker tweeted.
“That’s not what happened,” U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) was one of the first to hop online and comment.
Not to be left out, New York's most controversial representative chastised her hometown paper, too.
“Let this front page serve as a reminder of how white supremacy is aided by - and often relies upon - the cowardice of mainstream institutions,” U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) posted.
The blowback and immediate criticism were enough to force The New York Times to change the headline in all later editions of the newspaper to be critical of President Trump.
“Assailing Hate But Not Guns,” The New York Times rewrote.
The New York Times told USA Today that the offending headline only ran in the first edition of the newspaper that was printed before it was changed.
President Trump made fun of the formerly respected news publication on Wednesday morning.
Despite his obvious irritation with The New York Times changing its original objective headline, he joked about it in tweets expressing his displeasure.
“After 3 years I almost got a good headline from the Times!” President Trump wrote.
Less-biased media critics were horrified by the newspaper caving to political pressure so openly.
Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn told FOX News that “To actually bend after it is printed to a political faction is to cave in a way that I think will haunt them for some time to come.”
“Why don't they just run the headlines before AOC before they run them now and not get in this situation?” Penn snarked. “I've never seen anything like this. I mean, that would be the way to go to avoid this kind of trouble. Is that journalism today? I don't think so.”