NY Times caves, changes headline touting Trump’s message of ‘unity vs. racism’ after Dems complain

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The New York Times was quick to fold to criticism from rabid anti-Trump Democrats over its headline framing President Donald Trump’s planned remarks Monday after a pair of shootings over the weekend that occurred within 24 hours, leaving 31 dead.

Nate Silver, editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight, shared the preview of the Times’ front page on Twitter… the headline read: “TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM.”

However, with the 2020 presidential election looming, there will be no tolerance of any possible good light being shed on Trump, even during a time of national angst, as millions of Americans are sickened by the continued senseless violence that has set upon our society like locusts.

Among those who protested was the de facto leader of today’s Democratic Party, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

In her element decrying alleged racism, the democratic socialist tweeted: “Let this front page serve as a reminder of how white supremacy is aided by – and often relies upon – the cowardice of mainstream institutions.”

A number of Democratic presidential candidates, real or otherwise, also objected:

On and on the criticism flowed, from all corners of the left, even coming from Times contributing op-ed writer Wajahat Ali.

Enough to prove AOC right, they are cowards at the Times — the newspaper changed the headline to read: “ASSAILING HATE BUT NOT GUNS.”

But that too failed to appease the Trump Derangement Syndrome crowd, as seen in a tweet from fired CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien.

Sadly, there was a concerted effort in the media to distract from Trump’s message of unity that condemned “racism, bigotry and white supremacy.”

“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,” the president said Monday. “We have asked the FBI to identify all further resources they need to investigate and disrupt hate crimes and domestic terrorism — whatever they need.”

Disgraced former CBS anchor Dan Rather went so far as to call on “fellow members of the press” to not quote the president’s words as he speaks them.

Rather tweeted: “To my fellow members of the press, I suggest we refrain from quoting the president’s words from prepared speeches into headlines and tweets without context. He sometimes says the right thing. The real questions are what he does and what he really believes.”

The Washington Post concurs:


And speaking of Soledad O’Brien, she was seen bullying CBS reporter Weijia Jiang for daring to say that President Trump’s strong condemnation “set a different tone” from his previous actions.

It is such a troubling time today where young people increasingly turn to violence, slaughtering their fellow Americans in the streets, but the current state of the press in this country is so harrowing that it almost trumps this carnage.

Not only do we appear to be falling off our moral axis, but the toxic resistance to this president from Democrats and their media allies is reaching uncharted waters.


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