By now you've probably heard about the New York Times caving to leftist pressure after it wrote a fair and accurate headline about President Trump's remarks from the White House yesterday.
First, the original headline:
Lotta Democrats are extremely angry that the New York Times is accurately reporting that President Trump urged unity against racism today.— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) August 6, 2019
Democrats prefer their false narrative over reality. pic.twitter.com/7meWBDdHqF
Next, the edit after the leftist mob descended:
New York Times releases a second edition with a different headline after Twitter backlash and liberals announce they’re canceling subscriptions. pic.twitter.com/fxLav5pQHP— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) August 6, 2019
Fascinating that ?@nytimes? changed its online headline because people were mad at them. My print newspaper — yes, I still read print — still has old headline. But how can you trust a news organization that buckles to an online mob? pic.twitter.com/IG6KOm4SEH— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 6, 2019
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went a step further and is holding the NYT accountable for propping up white supremacy.
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
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker is piling on.
Lives literally depend on you doing better, NYT. Please do. https://t.co/L4CpCb8zLi— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 6, 2019
And the White House is also reacting:
This original @nytimes headline was accurate. It reported news of the day, invoking @realDonaldTrump actual words in a televised address to the nation.— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) August 6, 2019
It just was insufficiently rabid & biased for those who unreasonably expect news to be advocacy. Opinion page is for that. https://t.co/HgdsZZn5im
I'll leave you with this:
The New York Times is repeatedly changing their factual headline because Democrat candidates are demanding it. Think about that.— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 6, 2019