Headline RoundupJune 6th, 2020

New York Times Flip-Flops on Tom Cotton's Op-Ed

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After receiving backlash for publishing an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) Wednesday, the New York Times added an editor's note to the article stating that it "fell short of our standards and should not have been published." Cotton's column advocated for the use of military force to curb nationwide protests and riots following George Floyd's death in police custody. While some left-rated voices offered support for diverse opinion sections, many criticized the Times for publishing Cotton's article, framing it as 'fascist' and arguing that it endangered black people, including the publication's own journalists. Many right-rated voices criticized the Times for backtracking, with some saying it was "no longer a marketplace of ideas" and accusing it of having an anti-conservative bias.

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