Imagine an American newspaper getting one of our most horrific tragedies wrong. Now, imagine that the newspaper is circulated all across the nation. That is what happened when the New York Times tweeted their latest gaff.
The New York Times chose to honor the 18th anniversary of the September 11 atrocity by blaming “airplanes” for carrying out the attack. [RELATED: Memster Carpe Donktum Strikes Again, This Time It’s CNN]
“18 years have passed since airplanes took aim and brought down the World Trade Center,” the Times tweeted from its official account. You would think a prestigious paper like the times would be the first ones to get the facts right.
The tweet prompted an immediate backlash, with respondents furious the Times appeared to be absolving the terrorists of blame and pinning the responsibility on inanimate objects instead. Both conservatives and Democrats were outraged by the atrocious gaff. [RELATED: Video Emerges DEBUNKING Media Claims That Trump Didn’t Help At Ground Zero]
The newspaper later deleted the tweet and halfway apologized, tweeting, “We’ve deleted an earlier tweet to this story and have edited for clarity. The story has also been updated.” Apologies like this make Americans feel like they aren’t really sorry for their gaff.
We’ve deleted an earlier tweet to this story and have edited for clarity. The story has also been updated.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 11, 2019
“Imagine what it takes, as a newsroom with a huge editorial process, to get 9/11 so offensively incorrect. Scumbags” tweeted Raheem Kassam.
“Airplanes took aim”
Imagine what it takes, as a newsroom with a huge editorial process, to get 9/11 so offensively incorrect.
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) September 11, 2019
The Times found itself in hot water only a few days ago for praising Mao Zedong, the Communist dictator who starved 45 million of his own people to death, as a “great revolutionary leader.” [RELATED: SHOCKING: Ninth Circuit Sides With Trump On Asylum Cases]
They later had to delete and clarify that tweet. This one, appearing as it does on the anniversary of 9/11, is if anything worse.