After The New York Times caved to leftists and changed its headline on a lead article about President Donald Trump’s remarks following mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the president made his displeasure known.
“‘Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism,’ was the correct description in the first headline by the Failing New York Times,” Trump tweeted, “but it was quickly changed to, ‘Assailing Hate But Not Guns,’ after the Radical Left Democrats went absolutely CRAZY! Fake News – That’s what we’re up against…”
..”This is an astounding development in journalism. I’ve never seen it happen before, I’ve just never seen anything like this! Is that journalism today? I don’t think so!” Mark Penn, Former Clinton Advisor. @TuckerCarlson After 3 years I almost got a good headline from the Times!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
Trump then quoted a former Clinton advisor, Mark Penn, who said he had “never seen anything like this,” referring to The Times’ cowardice in the face of a partisan mob.
Among those who didn’t like the 100% factually accurate original headline were Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Beto O’Rourke.
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
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 6, 2019
That’s not what happened. https://t.co/m6eIZOARcZ
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) August 6, 2019
In a nonsensical response to Trump’s tweet, New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman tweeted that Trump was trying to make it about himself.
Yes, she really did that. After changing the headline to satisfy seething leftists, a Times reporter said Trump’s criticism of the decision is merely self-serving.
And that is truly the heart of leftist hypocrisy.
Leftists attribute ill motives and evil to every action taken by opponents, but when they get held accountable for obvious missteps and bias, they respond with more accusations of ill motives and evil.
One doesn’t have to love every word that comes forth from Trump’s mouth or his twitter feed to see the problem with The Times’ headline change. It would be one thing if the headline was biased or factually inaccurate. But it wasn’t, and the Gray Lady has plenty of those that remain untouched.
However, when The Times changes a correct headline because it fairly repeats a positive thing that Trump actually said, the newspaper forfeits the right to complain about accusations of bias and fake news. That kind of behavior is exactly what warrants such a moniker to begin with.
The Times cannot scream from its ivory tower that it is objective and fair, then throw its hands in the air in mock surprise when held accountable for obvious bias and cowardly pandering.
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