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.
Nothing screams family man like using your (multiple) wives as human shields.https://t.co/89avbyiG4W
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) August 3, 2021
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.
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. https://t.co/T9AwBfm866
— Wesley Hunt (@WesleyHuntTX) August 3, 2021
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.
@nytimes You’ve gotta be kidding me with this title? Devoted family man?!?
You’re so woke you can’t even refer to a terrorist who used his multiple wives as an actual human shield as a bad person. https://t.co/ZaXO8Mr1qk
— The Real Soup (@notthefakesoup) August 3, 2021
And another one:
This article encapsulates perfectly everything that is wrong with @nytimes.
They are more critical of the United States than they are of a mass murdering terrorist.
Once again they prove why the paper is “all the news that’s fit to line a bird cage.” https://t.co/o8KQiFsMRp
— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) August 4, 2021
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.
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