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Tue Aug 6, 2019, 01:04 PM

'Headline was flawed': New York Times changed headline about Trump speech after backlash


'Headline was flawed': New York Times changed headline about Trump speech after backlash
USA TODAY Jordan Culver and Adrianna Rodriguez,USA TODAY 29 minutes ago

https://www.yahoo.com/news/unbelievable-york-times-slammed-front-041050160.html

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The headline read "Trump urges unity vs. racism." It comes after President Donald Trump addressed the nation after mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, that killed nine and 22 people, respectively.

The headline ran in the Times' first print edition and was changed in subsequent editions, The Times told USA TODAY in a statement Tuesday.

The original headline didn't sit well with a number of Democrats.

"Let this front page serve as a reminder of how white supremacy is aided by and often relies upon the cowardice of mainstream institutions," tweeted Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez of New York.


New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who told CNN over the weekend that Trump was "responsible for this," said via Twitter: "Lives literally depend on you doing better, NYT. "Please do."

Fellow Democratic presidential candidates Kirsten Gillibrand and Beto O'Rourke who called the headline "unbelievable" also sounded off on Twitter.

Even a New York Times contributor was taken aback by the headline. Op-ed contributing writer Wajahat Ali tweeted: "I write for the NYT. This is a terrible headline."

Trump has repeatedly faced criticism for his stance on immigration. He also recently tweeted four Democratic congresswomen should "go back" to the "crime infested places from which they came."

Trump's tweets were condemned as racist by the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Times' headline was changed for the newspaper's next edition, reading "Assailing hate but not guns."

Ali tweeted appreciation: "This one is on point! Thank you!"

"The original headline was flawed and was changed for all editions of the paper following the first edition," Danielle Rhoades Ha, vice president of Communications for The Times, said in an emailed statement Tuesday. "The headline in question never appeared online, only in the first print edition."

As a result of the controversy, the hashtag #CancelNYT began trending on Twitter Tuesday afternoon as social media users expressed outrage about the headline. Many demanded the resignation of Times editors while pledging to unsubscribe from the paper and calling for others to do the same.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 01:25 PM

1. Glad they changed it, but it never should have run to begin with.

Disappointing.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 01:34 PM

2. Yeah, it's almost like they wait to see just how much blowback they'll get...

and if it reaches their bar for "we might lose subscriptions" then they pull it.

Fuck them.

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Response to llmart (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 03:21 PM

6. If they have to stop the press and reset the page, it costs money

I don't believe they'd do this just to see if they can get away with it. Most newspapers are hanging on by their fingernails already, they don't need extra costs thrown in.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 05:25 PM

7. The NYTimes isn't hanging on by their fingernails.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 01:34 PM

3. The pitfall of trying to be fair and balanced with someone who is anything but ...

fair and balanced himself.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 01:36 PM

4. Another day, another What The Fuck moment

Liberal media, my ass

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 03:16 PM

5. i would be happy to spend the money in this moment to support journalism

and truth telling.
i bump into the nyt paywall all the time.
there is much here i would like to read.

but this shit here? i just cant.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 06:17 PM

8. Just the Times pushing the envelope of propaganda

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 06:55 PM

9. Headline flawed because management and some employees crooked.

I'd bet good money they were trying to defuse reaction against Trump a bit.

We'd cancel but we already did a long time ago. NYT has a multiply proven and well documented record of sabotaging Democratic candidates, especially their 2-year "genteel" hatchet job on Hillary, and helping elect Trump to help Republicans.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 07:14 PM

10. How many of us canceling our subscriptions did it take to find that flaw?

Must've been quite a few of us.

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Response to displacedtexan (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 07:30 PM

11. You pay for a subscription?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 07:37 PM

12. If the paper is good, it is worth people to pay for a subscription.

Many important things in life are not free, they come about only because money was spent of employees, equipment, ect.

As far as the New York Times goes, management there has been bending over backwards to kiss Trump's ass. I say good riddance to the paper until everyone in management and the editorial board are fired.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 07:39 PM

13. If - IF - I'd read the whole thing I would. Three or four articles a week, nope.

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