The New York Daily News was blasted online for a provocative cover set to hit newsstands one day after a shooting in San Bernardino, California, claimed 14 lives.
“GOD ISN’T FIXING THIS,” read bold letters on the newspaper’s front page, seemingly implying stricter gun-control should be implemented.
The headline was affixed in the middle of tweets from Republican politicians who offered prayers for victims and their families.
Immediately after the Daily News unveiled the cover online, it was blasted by critics who contended it was shaming those who had offered prayers.
@NYDailyNews I don't think you realize how offensive that cover is.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) December 3, 2015
@NYDailyNews AND, a bold, agenda & profit based front page headline isn't fixing "this". You are part of the problem. Scumbags.
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) December 3, 2015
— Tierney Sneed (@Tierney_Megan) December 3, 2015
— Matthew Harlan (@HokieHarlan) December 3, 2015
— John T. Hyland (@jthyland) December 3, 2015
@NYDailyNews you might want to rethink this.
— barbara sane (@sbsane) December 3, 2015
Others, however, applauded the paper for its liberal stance.
— Brad Petrik (@bradpetrik) December 3, 2015
@NYDailyNews Finally, an article by this rag that I like.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) December 3, 2015
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