NYT’s Predictable Reaction to Islamic Terrorism: Gun-Control Advocacy, Accusations of Anti-Muslim ‘Demagogic Politics’

Monday’s New York Times reacted to the Islamic terror massacre in Orlando in predictable fashion, with muted gun control editorials in its news reports and warnings to Donald Trump not to “demagogue” the issue of radical Islam. Omar Mateen, who claimed loyalty to ISIS and went on a rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people and injuring scores of others, declared allegiance to the Islamic State in a 911 call. Yet beyond the accurate front-page stories, some Times reporters did their best to downplay the Islam angle.

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