When four Muslim suicide bombers blew themselves up on the London Underground and on buses during the infamous 7/7 atrocities of 2005, 52 people died and more than 700 were injured.
Here is how the BBC chose to commemorate one of those deaths yesterday on Twitter.
Philip Russell, 28, was killed while en route to work on 7 July 2005, when the bus he was on exploded. https://t.co/8O7okAcwX1— BBC South East (@bbcsoutheast) July 7, 2020
BBC finally followed up two hours later with a more accurate description of the terrorist attack. Hmmm... wonder if they were goaded along by the comment section of the original article? Hint: readers were bloody well pissed.
Hasib Hussain detonated the bomb on the bus, which killed 13 people. He was one of four suicide bombers who targeted London on 7/7. pic.twitter.com/FqTEohLK8G— BBC South East (@bbcsoutheast) July 7, 2020
This is a dreadful misrepresentation of how Philip Russell was murdered. The bus didn’t ‘Explode’! The bomb the Muslim terrorist suicide bomber brought into the bus was deliberately exploded by him. Your ‘woke BAME friendly’ reporting has gone too far! Report the truth!— Tony (@CymroTabs) July 7, 2020
According to BBC - Bus explodes on its own, Car Crashes into people on its own, Planes fly into Buildings on their own, people stab themselves on the bridge. Also BBC give us the licensee fees or you are a criminal.— vijay gulwani (@gulwanivijay) July 7, 2020
Airplanes took aim— Matt Brown🍑💨 (@M_Wiggin) July 8, 2020
Holes suddenly appeared in a man's chest
A rope took hold of his neck
^ all it takes to be a journalist is the ability to make the simple into the vague and convoluted https://t.co/YNaigkMLxD
"3,000 killed in New York after buildings fall down" https://t.co/AK3WE5LoOv— Old Holborn ✘ (@Holbornlolz) July 7, 2020
The state of @BBCNews @bbcsoutheast to suggest the bus exploded when in fact a Jihadi suicide bomber blew himself up killing Philip Russell. Cancel your TV License if you have one. https://t.co/u40MHsorW1— AvT (@vanterheyden) July 7, 2020
I reshare this old blog post every year on the anniversary of the #LondonBombings.— Dominic Stevenson (@FantasticalDom) July 7, 2020
A scholarship set up by the family of Philip Russell, a victim of the atrocity, helped change my life and shaped so much of what I’ve done in the last 15 years ❤️https://t.co/l1wPINaldn