NYT changes Osama bin Laden is ‘devoted family man’ moniker after heated backlash

The New York Times, the leftist pamphlet-maker-of-record that masquerades as a newspaper, had to do a little editing on Tuesday.

The headline in question appeared in the nonfiction book review section of the paper. Penned by the Times’ Louse Richardson, her review of Peter Bergen’s book, The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden was originally titled, “Osama bin Laden, the Fanatical Terrorist and the Devoted Family Man.” But after intense blowback, not the least of which came from Purple Heart recipient, former Navy Seal and U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), the headline was changed.

 

The publication was also slapped by Wesley Hunt, an Army veteran and Republican now running for Congress in Texas.

“Once considered the ‘paper of record’, the New York Times now runs editorials describing the monster responsible for killing thousands of New Yorkers as a, ‘devoted family man.’ It’s no wonder why so many Americans are disillusioned with our media,” the candidate remarked in a tweet.

Marine Corps veteran Joey Jones, who lost his legs to an IED while fighting terrorists in Afghanistan, offered his thoughts on the former Al-Qaeda leader, as well as the printed blunder from the NY Times in a video segment on “Fox and Friends First”.

“Nothing about this man was devoted to his family,” Jones said. “It was 100 percent devoted to selfish causes that were murdering people,” adding that the only headline he needed to see was, “Osama bin Laden, dead terrorist.”

A tweet from The Real Soup reaffirmed what is the well-known standard at papers like the NY Times and The Washington Post. That is, their predilection for glorifying terrorists and minimizing their villainy.

 

And another one:

 

The headline of the book review was swiftly changed to “A Fuller Picture of Osama bin Laden’s Life.”

Thanks to the Wayback Machine, the original headline can still be seen online.

 

Frank Webster

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