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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The New York Times on Wednesday updated a story marking the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, and deleted a tweet that said "airplanes took aim" at the Twin Towers of New York City's World Trade Center. "We've deleted an earlier tweet to this story and have edited for clarity. The story has also been updated," said a tweet posted to the official New York Times Twitter account.

The original tweet linked to a story about families gathering at the memorial site in New York City but was widely called out since it did not mention that the planes that hit the towers were hijacked by terrorists from al-Qaeda. The re-issued tweet with the story link now says, "18 years after nearly 3,000 people were lost, families of those killed in the terror attacks will gather at the 9/11 memorial."

Twitter exploded with outrage over the original story and tweet and sources at the Times said that they received thousands of cancellations before noon today.

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Looks like Rep. Omar was named Editor for the Day.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-11 03:36 PM | Reply

Islamopologists and Leftists edit that "newspaper" every day.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-11 03:49 PM | Reply

I'm surprised that any NY based publication would make that error about such a sensitive topic.

#3 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-09-11 03:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#3 ... I'm surprised that any NY based publication would make that error about such a sensitive topic. ...

The NYTimes blew it, big time, with that one.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-09-11 04:06 PM | Reply

The NYT is mealy-mouthed and deserves to be kicked for this.

They also refuse to use the word liar, when they are writing about someone obviously lying their ass off.

#5 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2019-09-11 04:12 PM | Reply

#5 Well given that snowflakes proclivity for frivolous litigation to soothe his butt hurt I can't blame them.

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-09-11 04:44 PM | Reply

The original tweet linked to a story about families gathering at the memorial site in New York City but was widely called out since it did not mention that the planes that hit the towers were hijacked by terrorists from al-Qaeda.

Dinesh D'Souza: In this now-deleted tweet, the New York Times attempts to blame 9/11 on the AIRPLANES that "took aim" and "brought down" the World Trade Center. What lengths they will go to to divert attention from who actually did this!

Ridiculous. Everyone knows it was al-Qaeda. It has to be mentioned in every single damn tweet about 9/11? Dinesh himself didn't even mention it was al-Qaeda!

Is anyone flipping out over the fact that most of the terrorists were Saudi and it's rarely mentioned? What an outrage!

Yeesh. Today is supposed to be about those lost. Not about coddling a bunch of snowflakes.

#7 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-09-11 05:21 PM | Reply

#7

Missing the point, yet again.

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-11 05:45 PM | Reply

"airplanes took aim"

Lots of people think the plane that augured in at Shanksville took an AIM-9 up the tailpipe.

I'm just sayin!

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-11 05:48 PM | Reply

If the NYT wanted to curry favor with those in an uproar over this, they should have invited the Taliban to their newsroom for a 9/11 anniversary party

Or maybe bragged about how their building moved up on the tallest building rankings in NYC the day the towers fell

Or maybe lied about going down to Ground Zero to help with the rescue efforts

Or maybe bilked $150,000 from a fund meant to compensate small businesses harmed by the 9/11 attacks

You know, like a true patriot

#10 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-11 06:00 PM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Trump invited THE TALIBAN to the US this week and you're freaking out over words in some tweet?

#11 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-09-11 06:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just saw Trump's 9/11 speech and he said "terrorists" not "ISLAMIC TERRORISTS" and I'm not sure how I'm writing this because my head exploded over all my faux outrage.

#12 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-09-11 06:26 PM | Reply

#11

I'm not a Newyorker...so no.

Hint: its not about the words...

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-11 06:30 PM | Reply

"Hint: its not about the words..."

LOL!!!

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-11 06:31 PM | Reply

Yeesh. Today is supposed to be about those lost. Not about coddling a bunch of snowflakes.

#7 | POSTED BY DEREK_WILDSTAR

9/11 has become a grotesque exercise in self flagellation by people who have never or rarely been to NYC or DC and who deride both places and the people in them the other 364 days a year with every invective they can think of.

Yet they want to be taken seriously when they squeeze out a few crocodile tears about a news story not using their preferred verbiage? Pffft GFY.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-12 11:36 AM | Reply

The Times probably DOES think the planes did it, just like they believe guns kill people on their own.

#16 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-09-12 11:52 AM | Reply

"Planes attacked Pearl Harbor."

#17 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2019-09-12 12:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If conservatives can't remember who attacked America on 9/11, that's your problem. Why do you keep forgetting?

#18 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-09-13 02:40 PM | Reply

"If conservatives can't remember who attacked America on 9/11, that's your problem. Why do you keep forgetting?

#18 | POSTED BY DEREK_WILDSTAR"

What evidence is there of conservatives (or anyone, for that matter) forgetting?

#19 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-13 02:45 PM | Reply

"The Times probably DOES think the planes did it, just like they believe guns kill people on their own."

Can't tell if this is supposed to be funny, or if it's what right-wingers truly believe...

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-13 02:47 PM | Reply

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