The New York Daily News and the Donald Trump campaign have not seen eye-to-eye.
While prominent national media fixtures such as the Washington Post and the New York Times have published editorials slamming Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the Daily News has issued several front-page pokes at Trump.
The latest came Wednesday with the Daily News calling for the Republican Party and vice presidential nominee Mike Pence to "abandon Trump for toying with political bloodshed" after Trump's controversial Second Amendment comments at a Tuesday press conference.
During his speech, Trump warned people about what would happen if Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won office.
"If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks," he said. "Although the second amendment folks, maybe there is..."
Trump tweeted that the comments were taken out of context and he was not pushing for violence.
Media desperate to distract from Clinton's anti-2A stance. I said pro-2A citizens must organize and get out vote to save our Constitution!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2016
The Clinton campaign slammed Trump's message.
"A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way." pic.twitter.com/Uu55CBCqdK
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 9, 2016
Here is Wednesday's cover of the Daily News with the headline "This isn't a joke anymore" plastered in all caps.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 10, 2016
Of course, the Daily News has taken the unique step of front page editorials regarding the Trump campaign with some frequency with blaring headlines such as "Dawn of the Brain Dead", "Dead clown walking" and "I'm with stupid!"
The Daily News is far from the only news outlet making exceptions for covering Trump. Here is an editor's note from the Huffington Post on a story.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.
The Huffington Post links to stories of Trump's campaign.
Eric Pfahler is a digital producer for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @Eric_Pfahler.