Last updated on August 24th, 2019
Lunging on the claims of hatred against President Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, said that The New York Times is “destroying itself” with hatred of the President. His claims surfaced following the news outlet decision to change its headline against the President, after people on social media claimed that it was bias.
The original headline read ” Trump Urges Unity Vs Racism,” which caught attention on Twitter, and was even tweeted by a prominent statistician Nate Silver. She wrote: “Not sure “Trump urges unity vs. racism” is how I would have framed the story.”
Consequently, as the tweet went viral, The New York Times changed the headline for the second print edition to “ASSAILING HATE BUT NOT GUNS”. A NYT spokesperson acknowledged to the Washington Post: “The headline was bad and has been changed for the second edition.”
However, the damage had already been done, and many prominent Democrats, accused the news wire agency of distorting Trump’s address on mass shootings, which killed 31 people in Dayton and El Paso. On the other hand, Trump also opened up and tweeted: “’Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism,’ was the correct description in the first headline by the Failing New York Times, but it was quickly changed to, ‘Assailing Hate But Not Guns,’ after the Radical Left Democrats went absolutely CRAZY!”. “Fake News – That’s what we’re up against…” he added.
The US President who bashed hatred and white supremacy in his address, was accused of failing to encounter issues at the real level, and shunned for his long history of hateful racist rhetoric. As known, Trump had already showcased his hatred towards immigration, and also racially abused Congresswomen and asked them to “go back” to their countries.
However, Cruz defended the President and said: “The NYT is destroying itself w/Trump hatred. It’s ultimately bad for freedom of the press when ‘journalists’ openly revel in being partisan propagandists.” The Republican also highlighted how the news agencies run an agenda against him that starts with Russian Collision and goes until Racism.
Nonetheless, in this fight of balancing out the two sets of political opinions, the major outrage was directed towards NYT. The Print media even received threats from people who said, they would cancel their subscriptions, if the news was not presented correctly. The incident led to Trump claiming that company was “losing a fortune” and would soon be “out of business.”
However, Peter Baker, the chief White House correspondent for NYT came up with a strong reply and tweeted: “Fact check: Revenues up, subscriptions at a record high, profits at $37.9 million in the second quarter.”