There was apparently a shitstorm from readers after the NY Times ran the neutral-sounding headline “Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism.” The Times heeded this outraged critique and changed the headline to read: “Assailing Hate but Not Guns”. Way to go, New York Times, paper of record. First draft of history and all.
As always, America’s finest news source, The Onion, said it best:
‘New York Times’ Amends Recent “Hero Trump Disarms Would-Be Shooter’ Headline.
…“We were wrong to imply that President Trump courageously rushed into an active-shooter situation inside a Washington, D.C. gas station, held the gunman in a chokehold until he dropped his weapon, and then provided first-aid to casualties, thus single-handedly preventing more bloodshed. We deeply regret intimating that the shooter realized the error of his ways and denounced his bigoted beliefs after a tough-love conversation with Mr. Trump. Readers will see that these statements have been retracted from the second edition.” At press time, the new headline, “Trump Gives Speech” had been changed to “Unifier-In-Chief Provides Hope To Fractured Nation.”