NYT Bias Showing in Front-Page Pic From WH Easter Egg Roll


The New York Times apparently could not allow the happy occasion of the 140th annual White House Easter Egg Roll to go by without giving President Donald Trump some negative coverage.

The front-page image The Times chose from the event showed a young girl crying on the South Lawn, with a caption that she was “less pleased than her sister.”

Michael Ahrens, who works in the press office for the Republican Party, tweeted, “I saw thousands of children smiling and laughing at the White House yesterday, but the @nytimes wants you to know that not everyone was happy. #EggRoll2018.”

The Daily Signal’s Kelsey Harkness responded to the tweet: “This is why so many Americans don’t trust The New York Times. Clearly, there was an agenda behind the decision to use this picture.”

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Another user replied, “The @nytimes was able to find a toddler melting down. Maybe no one there has ever spent more than an hour with a toddler and they think this is ‘news’? Newsflash: toddlers melt down 6 times a day. It’s completely normal. This cute little girl was probably happy again in 5 minutes.”

Still another noted, “Important thing to @nytimes : keep all coverage of WH negative, in all things, big and little.”

The Times also published a story from The Associated Press, which The Washington Post also ran, that took a mocking tone about Trump calling the weather for the event “perfect.”

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The morning started out rainy, but had cleared with temperatures in the mid-40s when the festivities began.

“You know, it was supposed to be pouring, the weather. It was supposed to be very rainy and nasty and cold and windy,” Trump said during brief welcoming remarks. “And look what we have: perfect weather. Perfect weather. Beautiful weather.”

The president praised first lady Melania Trump, saying she was heavily involved in planning the occasion.

“I want to really thank the first lady, Melania, who has done an incredible job,” he stated. “She worked so hard on this event, and I so want to thank you.”

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Melania Trump tweeted after the event, “Loved seeing everyone at the @WhiteHouse for this year’s #EggRoll2018!”

She added, “Thank you to all the hard-working volunteers who helped decorate over the weekend. #EasterEggRoll.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 3,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
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