New York Times Hounded for Credulous Headline on Trump Crackdown Threats, Teargassing Peaceful Protestors: ‘Just Pathetic’

New York Times print editor Tom Jolly previewed his paper’s front page for Tuesday, but its highly credulous top headline framing of President Donald Trump’s militarized crackdown threats and teargassing of peaceful Washington, D.C. protestors unleashed a torrent of online criticism.

“As Chaos Spreads, Trump Vows to ‘End It Now’” the Times’ banner headline read, prompting many media watchers to fire back at its White House press release-like nature.

Tomorrow’s @nytimes tonight (first edition):

As Chaos Spreads, Trump Vows to “End It Now”#nytimes pic.twitter.com/D4vV55KKEY

— Tom Jolly (@TomJolly) June 2, 2020

The journalistically dubious headline evoked a similarly administration-friendly effort from last summer, when the Times put a grossly generous polish on a presidential speech in the wake of two mass
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