NY Times tweet on 'Iraqi mourners' storming Baghdad embassy prompts backlash online
1 Jan 2020 — #FakeNews
The New York Times is facing backlash for referring to the violent protestors who tried to storm the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday as "Iraqi mourners."
Here is the "mourners" tweet in question:
Hundreds of Iraqi mourners tried to storm the United States Embassy in Baghdad, shouting “Down, down USA!,” in response to deadly American airstrikes this week that killed 25 fighters https://t.co/jrAtON72eR— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 31, 2019
“mourners”??? https://t.co/HXD9T882sL— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 1, 2020
#NYTimes Plays Defense for #Iran: Claims Thousands of Organized Iranian al-Quds Thugs #USEmbassyIraqAttacks are Grieving "Mourners" @gatewaypundit The NYT played defense for the terrorists today. It’s like the Iranian regime wrote their headline. https://t.co/CwiEjNhIVI— Wendy R. Acho (@Acho_Wendy) December 31, 2019
WaPo does it again. From calling Baghdadi an austere religious scholar to calling the Hezbollah terrorists simple protestors. (NYTimes called them mourners!) laughable if it wasn’t so pathetic. #mediabias https://t.co/TS6rA1XnJa— Drue Ann Hargis (@DrueAnnHargis) January 1, 2020
Shame on @CNN & @nytimes for describing #Iran-backed militia members/supporters who stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, as "protesters" and "mourners."— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) December 31, 2019
This is low. Even for CNN & NYT. pic.twitter.com/TTYFrymsA7
Noticing a pattern?
FLASHBACK: Mike Pompeo blasts 'truly sick' Washington Post for 'austere religious scholar' headline about death of Baghdadi https://t.co/kxIfkczadZ— Deep Clips (@DeepClips) January 1, 2020