Murdoch-Owned NY Post Pleads for Trump to Enact ‘Sensible Gun Control’ in Wake of Florida Shooting
The New York Post just previewed tomorrow’s cover and it features a heartbreaking plea to President Donald Trump, begging for his help to end gun violence in America.
The daily newspaper, owned by Rupert Murdoch, is not known for antagonizing the president, which makes the cover even more unique.
Here’s the cover. Take a look.
The president’s favorite paper pic.twitter.com/3mfM2O6PtJ
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 16, 2018
“Mr. President, please act,” the cover reads. “We need sensible gun control to help stop the slaughter.”
Tomorrow’s edition will print with an op-ed penned by the editorial board, titled “Mr. President, it’s time to do something about guns,” which addresses Trump directly.
“You need to get behind some steps that can help rein in these endless nightmares,” the op-ed reads, with a call to reinstate the federal assault weapons ban, among other suggestions.
Folks on Twitter have noted the Post is owned by Murdoch, suggesting that the issue of gun control may have finally crossed partisan lines.
From a paper owned by Rupert Murdoch. This crosses partisan lines. It’s the sane world against the NRA and its wholly owned GOP puppets in the House and Senate. pic.twitter.com/DHjEczME8l
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) February 16, 2018
And Murdoch-owned too https://t.co/EtDT1rwTFs
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) February 16, 2018
Murdoch’s NYPost calls for “sensible gun control” in front page editorial https://t.co/GvCxOzFnke
— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) February 16, 2018
And, lest it not be unsaid, a Murdoch-owned paper. https://t.co/SYtFFKn0bc
— Brian Taff (@briantaff6abc) February 16, 2018
The Murdoch-owned conservative paper that Trump reads https://t.co/UrakZTrCDq
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) February 16, 2018
Despite this one Murdoch-owned media entity advocating for “sensible gun control,” Fox News’ opinion hosts have yet to follow suit, with Tucker Carlson saying tonight that any form of gun control is the beginning of a “class war” enacted by the left because they “hate rural America.”
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