NY Times Editor Reportedly Told Staff Trump Headline Was a ‘F*cking Mess’

Posted on August 12, 2019 9:26 pm

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A week ago today, a preview of a New York Times front page set off a flurry of outrage on social media over the headline “Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism.” The Times changed it to “Assailing Hate But Not Guns.”

There was so much criticism of the Times last week — even from presidential candidates — that executive editor Dean Baquet publicly acknowledged it was “a bad headline.”

Today the Daily Beast reports on a Times staff meeting in which the headline was a big topic of discussion:

“He’s sick. He feels terrible,” Baquet said of the person who wrote