The Left have gone out of their minds after the New York Times posted an article which correctly stated, “Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism”. Then, after a bunch of bunch of whining from the likes of Beto and AOC, the Times caved and changed it.
From The Hill:
The Times’s original Tuesday front-page headline, unveiled Monday night, read “TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM” in reference to his comments from the White House addressing the mass shootings.
Critics have pushed back against the Times’s characterization, noting that while Trump condemned white nationalism in his remarks Monday morning, earlier in the day he had suggested the “fake news” was to blame for the shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which killed at least 22 people.
The president also faced criticism for suggesting any gun control measures be coupled with immigration reform despite the suspect being tied to a racist, anti-immigrant manifesto that cites fears of a Hispanic “invasion,” with the Times article itself noting Trump has used similar rhetoric.
“Unbelievable,” former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), a native of El Paso, tweeted of the Times headline. O’Rourke, who is running for president, has left the campaign trail to return to his hometown and has been vocal in his criticism of Trump’s rhetoric following the massacres.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 6, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) also blasted the headline, tweeting, “Let this front page serve as a reminder of how white supremacy is aided by — and often relies upon — the cowardice of mainstream institutions.”
Let this front page serve as a reminder of how white supremacy is aided by – and often relies upon – the cowardice of mainstream institutions. https://t.co/ynjgtT66yI
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 6, 2019
The Times also took fire from within its rank. Times op-ed writer Wajahat Ali hit the paper for the headline framing, tweeting, “I write for the NYT. This is a terrible headline.”
I write for the NYT. This is a terrible headline. https://t.co/ODa8SUK9wf
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) August 6, 2019
Other Democratic presidential candidates also tweeted criticism of the headline.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) tweeted, “Lives literally depend on you doing better, NYT. Please do,” while New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) tweeted, “Hey, @nytimes — what happened to ‘The Truth Is Worth It?'” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) simply tweeted, “That’s not what happened.”
Lives literally depend on you doing better, NYT. Please do. https://t.co/L4CpCb8zLi
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 6, 2019
That’s not what happened. https://t.co/m6eIZOARcZ
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) August 6, 2019
Hey, @nytimes — what happened to “The Truth Is Worth It?”
Not the truth.
Not worth it. pic.twitter.com/N5tMTEoLln
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) August 6, 2019
Amid the backlash, the headline was amended to “ASSAILING HATE, BUT NOT GUNS.”