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'That's What We're Up Against': Trump Rips 'Failing' NYT Over Change in Headline

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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…”

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.

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Among those who didn’t like the 100% factually accurate original headline were Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Beto O’Rourke.

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.

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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.

Do you agree with President Trump about The New York Times?

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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G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal.
G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal and vice president of digital content of Liftable Media.

After graduating law school from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, Mr. Hair spent a decade as an attorney practicing at the trial and appellate level in Arkansas and Tennessee. He represented clients in civil litigation, contractual disputes, criminal defense and domestic matters. He spent a significant amount of time representing indigent clients who could not afford private counsel in civil or criminal matters. A desire for justice and fairness was a driving force in Mr. Hair's philosophy of representation. Inspired by Christ’s role as an advocate on our behalf before God, he often represented clients who had no one else to fight on their behalf.

Mr. Hair has been a consultant for Republican political candidates and has crafted grassroots campaign strategies to help mobilize voters in staunchly Democrat regions of the Eastern United States.

In early 2015, he began writing for Conservative Tribune. After the site was acquired by Liftable Media, he shut down his law practice, moved to Arizona and transitioned into the position of site director. He then transitioned to vice president of content. In 2018, after Liftable Media folded all its brands into The Western Journal, he was named executive editor. His mission is to advance conservative principles and be a positive and truthful voice in the media.

He is married and has four children. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
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South Carolina
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Homeschooled (and proud of it); B.A. Mississippi College; J.D. University Of Memphis
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Phoenix, Arizona
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English
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