The New York Times Almost — Almost — Gave Donald Trump a Good Headline

Opinion: The rewriting that went on clearly was a result of 'the Dems telling' the publication 'what to do' when they were unhappy with the original message

Well, it’s nice to know the pretense of a free and objective press is finally over at The New York Times.

At least since the publication’s advocacy for the cases of Joseph Stalin in the ’30s and Fidel Castro in the ’50s, it has been a reliable organ of, first, biased liberalism — and then, the bitter priorities of the hard Left, in this writer’s view.

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The publication claimed otherwise, however, to keep up sales to the simpleminded.

But now, even when it comes to editorial decisions on style, the folks there openly take orders from the Democratic Party’s commissars on media relations.

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They changed a headline when told to do so by the Dems.

After the president’s Monday remarks, they wrote a headline that said, “Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism.”

It was fair enough — and surprisingly fair coming from this publication.

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But after being criticized by Dem sob sisters, it became, “Assailing Hate But Not Guns.”

Was this a product of a considered analysis after an inappropriate headline?

Perhaps a response to reader objections? Nope.

It was the Dems telling this publication what to do — and then watching it done posthaste.

As I said before, we all know this has been the state of affairs for a bit.

But it’s never been so obvious, so transparent.

The mask has been dropped. That charade will from now on be harder to carry out.

They always had some sort of lame rationale prior to this. No longer. All is forgiven and justified as long as they hit President Donald Trump.

So let’s lump them in with other Dem-leaning outlets like MSNBC, CNN, et al.

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They are a journal of polemics, much like this column — not a newspaper or actually a news source of any kind.

The difference is … in this column I admit to it and glory in it. We advance a conservative viewpoint at OpsLens, albeit with a libertarian tinge, and are happy to be seen as a vehicle for such.

They, on the other hand, masquerade as a news source.

Yet the mask has been dropped. That charade will from now on be harder to carry out.

David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence, having served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. After that, he worked as a political consultant for over 15 years and ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia for four years. Today he’s a public relations consultant in Washington, D.C. A version of this piece originally appeared in OpsLens and is used by permission.

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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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