It's not clear how many people actually canceled their New York Times subscriptions as the "#cancelnyt" hashtag made its way across Twitter the morning of August 6. However, a spokesperson for the Times did concede that the paper had "seen a higher volume of cancellations [that day] than is typical." The source of the controversy was, of course, the headline "Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism," which theTimes used to describe President Trump's remarks following the shootings in El Paso and Dayton. Although the headline would be revised in response to the outcry, it set a chain of events in motion, from a leaked transcript of a Times town hall to another escalation in the conflict between the White House and the establishment media outlets.
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