WSJ digs itself deep hole with disturbing take on Jersey City shooting

The Wall Street Journal was raked over the coals after an outrageous take on the deadly Jersey City shooting.

But a not-so-sorry apology that followed just threw more gasoline on the fire as readers blasted the publication for its “appalling” and “insensitive” framing of the story.

Soon after posting it, the Wall Street Journal deleted a tweet on the mass shooting by two people in New Jersey on Tuesday at a kosher grocery store.

Screenshots of the tweet were captured, however, and shared on social media where Twitter users lambasted the news outlet.

But apparently it wasn’t just the tweet that the Wall Street Journal got wrong.

The publication was blasted for “victim-blaming” as Twitter users responded with a universal face-palm.

The tweet was deleted after the initial outrage.

But the subsequent tweet explaining its earlier “insensitively described” post did little to win over angry readers.

Although the tweet was revised, the content of the article still remained untouched, a fact that readers quickly brought up.

 

Twitter users continued to pillory the Wall Street Journal for its not a very thorough apology.

Frieda Powers

Senior Staff Writer
[email protected]

Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
Frieda Powers

Comments

Latest Articles