Reportedly, a number of established news and media outlets all changed their headlines on the same article.

The first headline reported that the Senate Democrats had blocked a Republican proposal to offer further assistance to small businesses during the coronavirus shutdown.

CNN covered the story with the headline, “Democrats block GOP-led funding boost for small business aid program” at 10:36 a.m. Thursday.

Suddenly by 11:15 am on the same day, the headline was changed to, “Senate at stalemate over more COVID-19 aid after Republicans and Democrats block competing proposals.”

Texas Senator, Ted Cruz took to Twitter to expose the outlet.

Others heavily criticized the outlet on Twitter.



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Bloomberg originally headlined its story “Democrats Block McConnell Push to Boost Small Business Aid.”

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That headline was changed to “GOP, Democrats in Standoff Over Boosting Same-Business Aid.”

NBC News’ original headline read “Senate Democrats block GOP bid for $250 billion in small business funds amid impasse over coronavirus aid.”

The headline for the same story now reads “Senate hits impasse over $250 billion in coronavirus small-business funds.”

Politico covered the news which was headlined “Senate Dems to block new coronavirus relief in bid for more money.”

That headline was changed to read “Senate fails to approve new coronavirus relief after partisan stalemate” but was changed again and now reads “Senate brawl derails fast push for new coronavirus relief.”

More from The Federalist Papers:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attempted to pass a White House-backed $250 billion relief package aimed at helping small businesses Thursday by unanimous consent — as most lawmakers are currently not in Washington.

Republicans sought to increase funding for the Paycheck Protection Program from $350 billion to $600 billion.

Democrats, seeking to add an additional $250 billion for pet projects and double the amount Republicans were seeking, made sure nothing got done.

Similarly to how they held up progress on the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Democrats were seeking to take advantage of the urgency in helping small businesses stay afloat during the nationwide shutdown by trying to attach unrelated additional spending to the bill.

When they didn’t receive their special provisions, Democrats blocked the legislation from moving forward.