As if they didn’t have any shame already, the far-left New York Daily News tabloid gave readers on Twitter a sneak peek of its Thursday cover in which it lashed out at God-fearing people as “cowards” for praying in the wake of the San Bernardino, CA shooting when, in their minds, “God isn’t fixing this.”
Below the top headline of “14 dead in California mass shooting” and in between tweets from House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, and Rand Paul, the paper declared in all caps: “GOD ISN’T FIXING THIS.”
The disgraceful front-page then ended with this rant at the bottom: “As the latest batch of innocent Americans are left dying in pools of blood, cowards who could truly end gun scourge continue to hide behind meaningless platitudes.”
Of course, this paper has had a frequent habit of publishing controversial and disturbing covers (with a few just within the last year). As my colleague Tom Blumer chronicled on November 23, the covers from that day and November 18 smeared the National Rifle Association (NRA) and longtime executive Wayne LaPierre as somehow enabling Islamic jihadism.
The day after the horrifying murders of two WDBJ-TV journalists in Roanoke, Virginia on August 27, the paper hyped how the slain journalists were “executed on live TV” with three graphic pictures of on-air reporter Allison Parker being shot dead by the deranged gunman.
Moments after the Ferguson grand jury decision was announced on November 24, The New York Daily News released a mock-up cover that read: “KILLER COP GOES FREE.” Eventually, it was changed to instead read: “Michael Brown slay cop not indicted; Nation holds its breath; Prez calls for calm as Ferguson burns.”