Share06 August 2019Bufera on the New York Times for an opening title on Donald Trump that triggers the anger of many readers and a real revolt on social media. Enough to force the main US newspaper to retort the first edition of the newspaper on newsstands Tuesday morning. "Trump urges unity vs.racism", Trump urges unity against racism, read on the front page in the initial version, summarizing the live TV message that the American president had addressed to the nation after the massacres of El Paso and Dayton.
A "nightmare" title for many, strident with the controversy following the intervention of the tycoon, accused of not having made a minimum of self-criticism on its incendiary and anti-immigrant rhetoric which - according to detractors - feeds hatred and violence. Violence such as the shooting in the Texan city where most of the victims are of Mexican and Hispanic origin. But there are many criticisms of the tycoon also for not having made any serious proposals that suggest a tightening on the spread of firearms in America.
The result of what has been called a "wretched choice" by the Times has not been long in coming: immediately on social media, the indignation of thousands of readers has poured in, many of whom have gone so far as to cancel the subscription. From Beto O'Rourke to Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, also the reaction of so many members of the Democratic Party, who retweeted the controversial front page that was among the first to post was Nat Silver, the former New York Times journalist for the accuracy of his predictions on the outcome of the elections: "I am not sure that I would have framed the story in this way", writes Silver about the controversial title. The candidate to the White House Cory Booker invites the Times to "do better", while the "pasionaria" liberal Ocasio-Cortez bluntly attacks "the cowardice" of the most popular institutions on which movements such as "white supremacy" often also count. ".
"Incredibile", the dry comment on Twitter of the aspiring candidate to the White House Beto O'Rourke. "Terrible", the comment of other readers. The result is that the second edition of the newspaper came out with a distorted first page: new title and new opening photo. Trump "attacks hatred but not weapons", the new version. Meanwhile, the controversy is mounting over the planned visit of Trump to El Paso after many, starting with the Democrats, have asked the president to cancel. There are many protests in the Texan city where they are already preparing to challenge the arrival of the tycoon.