Dems Implode as New York Times Supports Trump’s Vow to End Riots
Liberal media reacts angrily to favourable headline
The New York Times front-page headline sparked a backlash from Democrats and leftists media for being too favorable towards President Donald Trump.
The NYT headline read:
'As Chaos Spreads, Trump Vows to 'End It Now'
The President threatened to use military force to quell the riots which have spread across the US following the death of George Floyd.
Trump went hard on governors and mayors to take action.
Tom Jolly, the editor of the Times, previewed the front of Tuesday's paper, attempting to summarize the day's events.
The headline caused a significant uproar from Democrats and liberals.
"You’ve got to be kidding me," New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
You’ve got to be kidding me. https://t.co/XJqrTH5P7c— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 2, 2020
"The New York Times headline writers are going to Both Sides the country to death," Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz responded.
The New York Times headline writers are going to Both Sides the country to death. https://t.co/FvrDVE0sJe— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) June 2, 2020
Former 2020 candidate Julián Castro blasted the paper:
"The President is acting like a budding dictator. Headline fail, @nytimes," former 2020 candidate Julián Castro scolded the paper.
Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden wrote:
"This is a terrible headline. The Times is erasing the reason for the protest. This is exactly what Trump wants. To erase the treatment of Black Americans as the rationale for opposition. Shame on The New York Times."
This is a terrible headline. The Times is erasing the reason for the protest. This is exactly what Trump wants. To erase the treatment of Black Americans as the rationale for opposition. Shame on The New York Times. https://t.co/pevcGfoM56— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) June 2, 2020
"If the New York Times thinks this accurately describes what happened today, I have no idea what country they've been living in - they should just let Trump write their headlines," former Obama adviser-turned-MSNBC contributor Ben Rhodes said.
If the New York Times thinks this accurately describes what happened today, I have no idea what country they've been living in - they should just let Trump write their headlines. https://t.co/zZn7H5cZiC— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) June 2, 2020
Members of the liberal media also joined in scolding the paper.
"Possibly one of the worst headlines ever written, and I used to write headlines for a living. NYT editor Dean Bacquet is a disgrace to journalism and ought to be fired," former Baltimore Sun correspondent Michael Dresser said.
"Bacquet is a disgrace. He consistently panders to Trump. He didn’t write the headline but set the tone where that government organ headline could be written."
Dave Zirin, The Nation sports editor, tweeted.
"You done f---ed up this headline," The Nation sports editor Dave Zirin tweeted.
"Hey, @nytimes, this looks like authoritarian state media. Try again for the second edition!" Philadelphia Inquirer Will Bunch exclaimed.
On Monday, Trump walked out of the White House to visit the historic St. John's Church that was recently set ablaze by rioters.
The president stood in front of the 200-year-old building and held up a bible, telling members of the press, “We have a great country, the greatest country in the world.”
The move came just minutes after President Trump gave a speech in the Rose Garden about George Floyd’s death and the resulting riots taking place across the country.