NY Times Changes Headline on Trump Shooting Response After Social Media Blowback


The New York Times has changed its print edition headline of a report on President Donald Trump‘s response to the two mass shootings this weekend after receiving a lot of Twitter blowback.

The original headline said “TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. HATE,” and was widely criticized for the framing of the president’s remarks Monday morning — including by a number of Democrats running for president.

After the massive social media blowback, the Times has changed the headline to “ASSAILING HATE BUT NOT GUNS”:

The new headline is also getting some criticism:

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