I write for the NYT. This is a terrible headline. https://t.co/ODa8SUK9wf— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) August 6, 2019
NYT can be an insular institution, particularly when it comes under criticism. But I have never received more texts from furious NYT reporters/writers than I have tonight. They feel like their hard work is being sullied by a horrible headline. And they're all blaming Dean Baquet https://t.co/orhSFjxHtI— Yashar Ali (@yashar) August 6, 2019
Dean Baquet, editor of the New York Times, cares more about being seen as impartial by diehard supporters of Donald Trump than he does about faithfully representing what is happening in American politics.— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) August 6, 2019
Unbelievable. https://t.co/rLgaacttDS— Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeEleven interesting races to watch in 2022 Cruz bullish on his 2024 chances: 'The runner-up is almost always the next nominee' Abrams and O'Rourke give Democrats a chance and women a choice MORE (@BetoORourke) August 6, 2019
Lives literally depend on you doing better, NYT. Please do. https://t.co/L4CpCb8zLi— Cory BookerCory BookerCNN legal analyst knocks GOP senator over remark on Biden nominee Barnes rakes in almost 0K after Johnson enters Wisconsin Senate race Hillicon Valley: Amazon's Alabama union fight — take two MORE (@CoryBooker) August 6, 2019
Some conservatives blasted the decision by The New York Times to change the headline by arguing the paper had folded to the "mob."
#CancelNYT is trending because today's front page claims that, in his speech yesterday, @realDonaldTrump urged unity over racism- which he did.— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) August 6, 2019
But I guess they thought the headline should be "Trump Accidentally Says Toledo."
Depressing that when the newspaper of record publishes a headline that is remotely neutral to @realDonaldTrump like the fact he's urging "unity" a movement begins to #CancelNYT. Left wing intolerance is as repugnant as right wing intolerance.— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) August 6, 2019
So the NYT is responding to the crazed mob by changing the headline to something less factual and more opiniony, but it's still not enough. Within a few hours, expect to see the Times give up and go with their usual of "Orange Man Still Bad" https://t.co/fxLWZXYi8H— Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 6, 2019
By Twitter, for Twitter. https://t.co/FCijJ0lBTm— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) August 6, 2019