The political left is raging at the New York Times, formerly the “paper of record,” over a headline with which they are displeased.
“Tomorrow’s NYT print edition. Not sure ‘TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM’ is how I would have framed the story,” polling aggregator Nate Silver first noted Monday night.
Of course, that is exactly what Trump did Monday when he denounced all forms of racism, including white supremacy, for which the political left is blaming Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. The same people have been silent about a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, committed by an avowed leftist who parroted the talking points of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and supported Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for president in 2020, but I digress.
The New York Times, nothing if not a left-wing propaganda machine, updated the headline in its second Tuesday print edition in order to please its far-left readers.
“FWIW (certainly better to do this than not IMO) they changed their headline between the 1st and 2nd print edition,” Silver said.
But that did not matter. The mob was already engaged. And once the mob has a target, it seeks and destroys – apologia be damned.
“Dear [New York Times]: We’ve had just about enough of your pretending to be balanced and objective. You littered journalism with your hit jobs on Hillary’s emails, overlooked the dozens of warnings on trump, and helped legitimize his inept reign of hatred. WE’RE DONE,” one Twitter user said.
“I wanna share something with y’all: Last year someone from the NYT reached out for my opinion in the wake of that neo-nazi puff piece backlash. I said you’re becoming a PR firm for Trump and the alt-right. They didn’t wanna hear that. Maybe they’ll listen now,” said Torraine Walker.
“This has been a long time coming. The @nytimes ran story after story about Hillary’s emails during the 2016 election and worst of all ran a story that the Trump campaign had no links to Russia. Now with today’s phony headline they’re gaslighting America,” said another Twitter user.
The idea that The New York Times is somehow on Trump’s side is, of course, absurd. But so is the entire political left, which thinks that we’re either living in Nazi occupied Germany or a real life version of the show “The Handmaid’s Tale.” In that context, their rage makes perfect sense.
So go ahead liberals, #CancelNYT.
Peter D'Abrosca is a freelance investigative reporter, author, and conservative political commentator.
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