“That’s it for the idea of The New York Times being a believable newspaper,” Media Research Center President Brent Bozell declared Tuesday after The Times changed a headline characterizing President Donald Trump’s speech regarding mass violence.
On Tuesday, a headline in The Times was changed from “TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM” in its early edition to “ASSAILING HATE, BUT NOT GUNS” in its late edition after readers and liberal politicians complained.
That evening, speaking with Fox Business Channel's “Bulls & Bears” Host Carol Roth, Bozell called the headline change another example of the left’s power to dictate fake news:
Roth: “When you take the headline that you originally put out there and you actually bow to pressure and you change it, is that not fake news?”
Bozell: “Well, it is. Especially, when what The New York Times put in there was factual, objective truth. It is what Donald Trump did.
“And, what that tells me is that the left has so much power that they can change truth in a newspaper like The New York Times – that’s it for the idea of The New York Times being a believable newspaper.”
The liberal media is so intent on pushing the false narrative that Trump is racist that there is nothing the president can say that won’t be condemned, Bozell said:
“If he doesn’t speak strongly enough against racism, then he’s condemned. If he speaks out against racism, then you take away the headline and you put another headline in there.
“This is the far left, this is the radical left that is clearly out of control.”