The New York Times wrote a headline.
The liberal elite moaned and groaned and whined and whinnied.
The New York Times changed its headline.
If you were looking for proof — real, solid proof — that the once-great New York Times takes its marching orders from the liberal elite in the Democratic Party, look no further.
After two mass shootings within hours left 32 dead and 52 wounded, President Trump delivered a somber statement from the White House on Monday. He laid out several avenues as potential solutions, called for unity and bipartisanship, soothed Americans as the comforter in chief and loudly denounced racism and white supremacy.
“Together, we lock arms to shoulder the grief, we ask God in Heaven to ease the anguish of those who suffer, and we vow to act with urgent resolve,” he said.
“In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America,” he said.
“Now is the time to set destructive partisanship aside — so destructive — and find the courage to answer hatred with unity, devotion, and love,” he said.
The New York Times captured the essence of the president’s speech with a headline for its first print edition that read: “TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM.” The headline carried no bias for either Left or Right, simply summing up the expansive message Trump had delivered.
But the Left went nuts — absolutely nuts. How dare The Times not bash Trump as a racist?!
Former Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, a candidate for the presidential nomination in 2020, found it “unbelievable” and said so as he rewteeted a post from Nate Silver, a former New York Times writer.
Sen. Cory Booker, another 2020 hopeful, wrote: “Lives literally depend on you doing better, NYT. Please do,” as he retweeted the same Silver post.
“Hey, @nytimes — what happened to “The Truth Is Worth It?” Not the truth. Not worth it,” wrote New York Mayor and 2020 candidate Bill deBlasio.
“That’s not what happened,” said candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
And newcomer Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist the Democratic National Committee chairman called “the future of the party,” followed suit.
“Let this front page serve as a reminder of how white supremacy is aided by – and often relies upon – the cowardice of mainstream institutions,” she wrote on Twitter.
So (are you sitting down?) the New York Times CHANGED ITS HEADLINE.
For its second edition, out was the clear and concise headline encapsulating the essence of Trump’s comments. In was a new one blasting him as weak and spineless on guns. And forget all those calls for unity versus racism.
“ASSAILING HATE BUT NOT GUNS” read the new headline.
Silver praised The Times for making the change: “FWIW (certainly better to do this than not IMO) they changed their headline between the 1st and 2nd print edition,” he wrote on Twitter.
So there it is: Definitive proof that the New York Times takes its marching orders from the liberal elite in the Democratic Party.
“All the News That’s Fit to Print” indeed.