Times' tax story is talker, but perceptions mostly hold
One questioned the report's timing and another wondered why the paper would run The New York Times' account without other sources. It was the most-engaged story that The New York Times has had this year, with 4.2 million reposts or reactions on social media through early Monday afternoon, according to NewsWhip. Seven of the 10 most-engaged stories concerned Trump's taxes, either the Times' pieces or those of other news organizations. The story ran under a large photo of Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort shrouded in palm trees, itself a provocative news decision contrasting Trump's tax records with his wealth. The Orlando Sentinel's story ran under the headline, “Report releases Trump tax info.” Somewhat bland, the headline could be seen as a way of mollifying both sides.