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Paper ripped for reporting on Republicans' 'struggle' to define woke: 'This is supposed to be a news article?'

Paper ripped for reporting on Republicans' 'struggle' to define woke: 'This is supposed to be a news article?'

The Los Angeles Times was criticized on social media over the weekend after publishing an article that examined the struggle for Republicans to define the term "woke." Critics took issue with the article's tone and perceived bias against the GOP.

The article, which was published on Saturday, attempted to explain the different interpretations of the term "woke," which is commonly used to describe a person or organization that is socially aware and active in progressive causes.

The article drew criticism from conservatives, who accused the paper of promoting left-leaning ideas and taking sides in the ongoing political debate over "woke" culture.

"Los Angeles Times really stretching to push the 'Republicans don't understand what Woke means' narrative," conservative commentator Stephen L. Miller tweeted on Sunday. "This is supposed to be a news article?"

Another critic, political strategist Doug Heye, accused the paper of "mocking" Republicans.

"Los Angeles Times doing the usual mocking of Republicans for being out of touch on issues," he wrote on Twitter. "Of course, it's not their place to actually define woke."

Others took issue with the article's lack of context, pointing out that the term "woke" has different connotations depending on the person or group using it.

"I'm pretty woke, and I think that article was garbage," one Twitter user wrote. "It completely failed to capture the nuances and controversies surrounding the term."

The article has since been updated with a note from the paper's editors acknowledging the criticism.

"We've updated this story to include more context and clarifications on the use of the term 'woke,'" the note reads. "We've also made some adjustments to tone and phrasing to ensure that the story is balanced and accurate."

The Los Angeles Times is not the only media outlet to face criticism over its coverage of the "woke" phenomenon. Earlier this year, The New York Times was accused of promoting left-wing politics after publishing an op-ed by columnist Charles M. Blow that described "wokeness" as a positive force in society.

Critics accused Blow of ignoring the negative aspects of "woke" culture, such as its perceived intolerance of differing opinions and its tendency to promote "cancel culture."

Blow later defended his article, arguing that he was simply trying to highlight the positive aspects of "wokeness" and that he was not advocating for a particular political agenda.

The Los Angeles Times was criticized on social media over the weekend after publishing an article that examined the struggle for Republicans to define the term "woke." Critics took issue with the article's tone and perceived bias against the GOP.

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