The local left leaning, (but not so ideologically strident as the NYT and WaPo), Los Angeles Times headlined the incident:
Violence breaks out at pro-Trump rally in Huntington BeachAt best this is misleadingly ambiguous, leaving it unclear as to who caused the violence. "Pro-Trump rally attacked by Socialists" would have been clearer and less ambiguous, but that apparently would have been too clear.
But the LAT was a model of clarity compared with the Washington Post which headlined the incident:
A pro-Trump rally ended up with a man getting beaten with a ‘Make America Great Again’ signwhich leaves the distinct impression that the Pro-Trump marchers were the instigators of violence.
An AP poll has only 6% of American's trusting in the media a great deal, Pew has it at 18%, Gallup has it at 8%. With headlines like these, is it any wonder?