Once again, the nation’s “newspaper of record” has been busted for misleading readers by altering headlines to omit key elements that reflect negatively on the Democrats.
The tragic case of 20-year-old Iowa student Mollie Tibbets who disappeared in July and whose lifeless body was found in a cornfield and the explosive fact that her accused murderer is an undocumented immigrant puts the political left in an untenable position of having to defend their weak border control stance just before the critical midterm elections.
24-year-old Cristhian Rivera – a Mexican national who was employed on a local farm where he reportedly used a fake id to get hired – lived illegally in the United States for several years and this horrific story only serves to bolster President Trump’s no-nonsense policies regarding criminal illegals.
This is the same group of people that Democrats like Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren have championed with their calls for open borders and demands to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
But as we have so often seen with the mainstream media propaganda machine, some of the biggest lies are the lies of omission and that is exactly what the New York Times just got busted for.
.@nytimes opted to delete the immigration status of the man suspected of killing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts in an update to a headline about the incident.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 22, 2018
Via The Daily Caller, “New York Times Deletes Immigration Status Of Mollie Tibbett’s Killer From Headline”:
The New York Times opted to delete the immigration status of the man suspected of killing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts in an update to a headline about the incident Wednesday.
According to the Twitter account Editing TheGrayLady, The Times made a number of changes to the headline of its story on Tibbetts’s murder before finally falling on “Immigrant Is Charged In Mollie Tibbetts Murder in Iowa, and Trump Seizes on Case.”
Initially, after editors at The Times learned that an illegal immigrant was the suspect behind her murder, the headline read “Trump Seizes on Killing of College Student, After Undocumented Immigrant’s Arrest.”
After several minor changes over the next two hours, The Times eventually deleted the word “undocumented,” with the current headline reading “Immigrant Is Charged in Mollie Tibbetts Murder in Iowa, and Trump Seizes on Case.”
The removal of “undocumented” did not come with any news from law enforcement officials on the suspect’s immigration status.
Further, the lede of the article seems to contradict its headline, with the copy clearly stating that the suspect, Christian Bahena-Rivera, was in the country illegally at the time of his arrest.
“A body believed to be that of Mollie Tibbetts, a 20-year-old student at the University of Iowa who vanished a month ago after going for a jog, was found on Tuesday morning, investigators announced, and a 24-year-old undocumented immigrant was charged with first-degree murder,” the article states.
From the Twitter account of media watchdog Editing TheGrayLady:
Change in Headline pic.twitter.com/To3MYoo0BO
— Editing TheGrayLady (@nyt_diff) August 22, 2018
President Trump has often blasted the New York Times as “fake news” and this is exactly the type of trickery and bias that confirms that Big Media is acting as an opposition party that is determined to do everything that they can to propagandize for the Democrats and to undermine the legitimately elected President of the United States.