- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Democrats unleashed a wave of criticism against The New York Times on Monday night over a front-page headline that said President Trump’s urged “unity” during his response to the back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

The original title, “Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism,” appeared on the front page of The Times’ first edition Tuesday covering Mr. Trump’s remarks in which he condemned bigotry and white supremacy. The headline was later changed to “Assailing Hate But Not Guns,” after a torrent of criticism from prominent Democrats.

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Some critics argued that the headline didn’t provide enough context for Mr. Trump’s remarks, and others wanted more attention on the fact that his speech didn’t address gun control.

The Times acknowledged in a statement Tuesday that the original headline was “flawed” and had been changed.

“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.”

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