Lazy NY Times Reporter Attacks Gateway Pundit — Here Is Our Response

On Wednesday The Gateway Pundit reported on an Islamist Twitter account that claims the ISIS Amaq News Agency has video of Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock pledging allegiance to the Islamic State.

In response to our article The New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi posted this:

She called our report “lazy journalism.”

Then she added this:


Rukmini Callimachi: The article claims that an “ISIS account” is promising a video proving Vegas shooter pledged allegiance. Here’s the alleged account.

Talk about lazy journalism — She put “ISIS account” in quotations but nowhere in our article do we mention an “ISIS account.” We specifically labeled the @badrarfag1990 account as an “Islamist account” and never reported that this was an ISIS account.
Big difference.

Then Callimachi added this:

Rukmini Callimachi: This is not an ISIS account. How do I know? Zoom in on the profile picture… This is the flag of Saudi Arabia. ISIS forbids the flying of any banner other than its own. It also considers Saudi gov to be its enemy.

But Callimachi is wrong again.
Islamist expert Andrew Bostom corrected the NY Times writer on her ignorant remarks.

Andrew Bostom: But BOTH “ISIS” & “Saudi” flags simply display the Islamic creed’s shahada (lā ʾilāha ʾillā-llāh, muhammadun rasūlu-llāh)=Commonality

Thank you Andrew for that clarification.

Hopefully, Ms. Callimachi will do her research before she starts spouting off next time. She should really work on her lazy reporting.

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