The first headline about the decision of Senate Democrats to block the about-to-pass coronavirus stimulus package was accurate. It read this way:
Democrats Block Action on $1.8 Billion Stimulus
Hmmm. Feathers ruffled in Liberal Land. Not long after the headline was changed to this:
Democrats Block Action on Stimulus Plan, Seeking Worker Protections
Oops! Cue the sound of more ruffled liberal feathers! Soooo….the third time was the charm. Now the headline read in the more liberal politically correct fashion:
Partisan Divide Threatens Deal on Rescue Bill
Now they got it right! Yes, the first headline was accurate – Senate Democrats were in fact blocking the coronavirus stimulus package. But accuracy is not the point of The Times these days. The raison d’être of The Times in the Age of Trump is to use the paper to repeatedly slam President Trump. So, therefore, the accurate headline that correctly reported the abundantly obvious point that a bill headed for passage by a unanimous Republican Senate was suddenly being blocked by Democrats had to be re-done and re-done again until blame was cast on the Republicans.
Hmmm. This is not the first time The Times has done this. Recall this episode from back there in 2019 after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio? The President appealed for national unity and a rejection of racism. The Times headlined his call this way, as reported in the day by Townhall:
Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism
Well. Liberal Land was darn well not going to sit still for a headline that factually reported the Trump news of the day. Their Hate Trump bible insists that the President is a racist – so any headline that suggests the opposite was unacceptable. Totally. The tweeted outrage over the headline from prominent elected and media liberals overflowed.
New Jersey Senator and then-Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker Tweeted:
Lives literally depend on you doing better, NYT. Please do. https://t.co/L4CpCb8zLi
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 6, 2019
Fellow candidate Beto O’Rourke tweet-snapped: “Unbelievable.”
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, he too running for president, snarled:
“Hey, @nytimes – what happened to ‘The Truth Is Worth It?’
Not the truth.
Not worth it.”
And but of course, there was New York’s Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she of the judging-everyone-and-everything-by-race routine, tweeting:
“Let this front page serve as a reminder of how white supremacy is aided by – and often relies upon – the cowardice of mainstream institutions.”
And so, The Times bent the knee, suitably chastised by the race-baiters of the Democrat-elite. The headline was re-written this way:
Assailing Hate But Not Guns
The paper issued a statement that read:
“The original headline was flawed and was changed for all editions of the paper following the first edition,” the paper said. “The headline in question never appeared online, only in the first print edition.”
In other words? The New York Times has long ceased to be “the paper of record” where readers can find “All the News That’s Fit to Print”, as the paper’s longtime motto trumpeted.
It is instead a paper whose headlines are now determined by the Trump-hating left-wing mobocracy. If the mob tweets a thumbs down, the New York Times headline is obediently and meekly changed by the paper’s editors to satisfy the blood lust demand.
In other words? The New York Times is now about mob journalism. With all the accompanying left-wing untruths fit to print.