The outrage machine went after the New York Times over a headline it didn’t like: “Trump Urges Unity VS. Racism.”
Some politicians and presidential hopefuls also took to Twitter to let the news organization know how they felt about the title.
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
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
Now some would argue that the title accurately described President Trump’s speech on the recent mass shootings — in his speech he did actually call for unity while condemning racism and white supremacists. (RELATED: Google Fires Republican Engineer Who Spoke Out Against ‘Outrage Mobs’.)
After the backlash, the New York Times quickly changed the title to “Assailing Hate But Not Guns” — which still didn’t satisfy some of those who were complaining online.
It’s good to know who the New York Times, the so-called “paper of record,” is taking orders from these days.
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