Twitter users panned the original five-column headline:
By the time the evening was over, the newspaper had given its front page a major makeover, replacing the “call for bipartisanship” of what many called a highly-partisan and even extremist speech with a quote from the address instead.
While it’s not unusual for newspapers to undergo changes between editions, it’s unclear what role the more than 3,000 comments on Twitter ― mostly negative ― played in this case. The makeover also drew more than 1,000 replies, with many noting that the new headline wasn’t much of an improvement:
Are you insane? He equated immigrants with Ms-13 and want to stop family reunification . No way. That’s as divisive as it comes.
— Arriadna ? (@Arriadna) January 31, 2018
it would be nice if
a) you didn’t need to be scolded into fixing a ridiculous headline
b) you actually fixed it
— Avi (@AviAhvee) January 31, 2018
Congrats on a headline you absolutely, positively won’t regret tomorrow.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) January 31, 2018
Twelve editions from now, you’ll have it absolutely nailed.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) January 31, 2018
You do realize that line, the “new Anerican moment” line, was lifted from a Hillary Clinton speech in 2010. It was a very Melania moment indeed.
— mikey_shriver (@mikey_shriver) January 31, 2018
why is it not obvious to you that this is also bad?
— Eric Armstrong (@_ericarmstrong) January 31, 2018
Personally I would have gone with “Well He Didn’t Poop Himself”
— RuPaul Ryan (@itsrupaulryan) January 31, 2018