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.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) December 3, 2015
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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