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“Opinion: Report on Racism, But Ditch the Labels” Comment

August 23, 2019 · No Comments

The article revolved around a tweet that President Trump had posted saying “So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” This led to the topic of reporting based on facts about what President had to say or bring racism and discrimination into the mix to create more of a controversy revolving around this widely talked about president. The article ended by stating news outlets and reporters have a choice to view his tweet as a simple political statement or cross the line of racism and bring a different public group involved.

I believe the title of this article is decent but it could be better. This article has a personal tone to it, not a reporter on the NYT. If the author wanted to gain more attention then they could have brought Trump’s name into the title just because of his controversial background. This article revolves around the presidents tweet as well so I did like the big picture of him in the beginning to make up for the under par title. The body was an easy read and short to the point which was great for someone who is just looking for a view of racism or if the media is stretching too far to find a story.

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