Eighteen years ago today, Islamic terrorists attacked America. They killed 2,996 people and wounded more than 6,000 others.
But the New York Times says it was actually “airplanes” that killed all those people.
“Eighteen years have passed since airplanes took aim at the World Trade Center and brought them down,” The Times wrote.
This newspaper is garbage. pic.twitter.com/8iECzir5hX
— Larry O’Connor (@LarryOConnor) September 11, 2019
The Twittersphere exploded.
Some airplanes did some things.
— Donald (@cpm_rulz) September 11, 2019
I’m surprised the NYT didn’t go even further and blame the large amounts of fossil fuel the jets were carrying. Perhaps the NYT thinks this could represent their first nuanced step in moving to electric planes that wouldn’t have inflicted as much damage.
— ggjvo (@ggjvo) September 11, 2019
Wow I didn’t know those fossil fuel airplanes were the real terrorists. Good to know.
— Dead Che (@dead_che) September 11, 2019
The Times later changed the passage to: “Eighteen years have passed since terrorists commandeered airplanes to take aim at the World Trade Center and bring them down.”
Still no mention that the terrorists were Muslims.
And The Times sent out a post on Twitter that still didn’t mention Islamic terrorists. “18 years after nearly 3,000 people were lost, families of those killed in the terror attacks will gather at the 9/11 memorial. There will be a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., then the names of the dead — one by one — will be recited.”
“We’ve deleted an earlier tweet to this story and have edited for clarity. The story has also been updated,” they wrote.
We’ve deleted an earlier tweet to this story and have edited for clarity. The story has also been updated.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 11, 2019