NYT Caves to Leftist Pressure, Alters Headline That Originally Said ‘Not Everyone Wants to Hear About’ Beau Biden from POTUS
The New York Times has changed the headline “Biden, Still Grieving His Son, Finds That Not Everyone Wants to Hear About It,” after receiving a significant amount of social media criticism.
Social media users slammed the Times as some claimed the outlet was out of place to judge the President’s long-lasting grief for his son Beau, according to Fox News. “OMG what is wrong with the New York Times,” wrote one user. “They are truly f—ing terrible. There is no right way for people to manage their grief.”
One critic tweeted, “That paper is broken. Fire everyone.”
He helps me through my son's loss when he speaks about Beau. He brings my son Michael into the conversation too and I appreciate the recognition of our grief. The New York Times is losing more of its decency every time they do these cheap shots.
— Linda S.🌊🇺🇸 (@lsumner37) September 4, 2021
Another user responded to the tweet:
He helps me through my son’s loss when he speaks about Beau. He brings my son Michael into the conversation too and I appreciate the recognition of our grief. The New York Times is losing more of its decency every time they do these cheap shots.
The Timesupdated the headline from “Biden, Still Grieving His Son, Finds That Not Everyone Wants to Hear About It,” to “In Invoking Beau, Biden Broaches a Loss That’s Guided His Presidency.”
The article highlights interactions between the president and the Gold Star families of those who perished in last week’s suicide bombing at the Kabul airport, under Biden’s chaotic termination of America’s involvement in Afghanistan.
Mark Schmitz, father of fallen Marine Lance Corporal Jason Schmitz, asked the president not to forget his son’s name at Dover Air Force Base amid the return of his body. Schmitz was taken aback as the president used the death of Jason to segue towards his own grief regarding Beau. “I respect anybody that lost somebody,” Schmitz began, “but it wasn’t an appropriate time.”
William McGurn, who served as a speechwriter under President George W. Bush, ripped the President’s use of his dead son’s legacy for the benefit of political cover. “Mr. Biden is not a Gold Star father and should stop playing one on TV,” the speechwriter published in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.
The Times reported that, 6 years after Beau Biden’s death in 2015, “the president still sometimes mentions his son in the present tense in private discussions, according to people who have spoken with him.”