NY Times Blasted for Calling Violent U.S. Embassy Attackers “Mourners”

In a nearly unbelievable spin, the NY Times called pro-Iran embassy attackers in Iraq “mourners.”

The word “mourners” generally refers to attendees of a funeral service or memorial, not angry militia members violently trying to bash down an embassy door like this.


Needless to say, the tweet from the NY Times attracted fast backlash.

Dinesh D’Souza wrote:

“Mourners.” It’s not hard to see which side the New York Times sympathizes with here

Richard Grennell wrote:

Your “mourners” must be upset about a video. But these attackers are Hezbollah supporters. Hezbollah is a terrorist organization


This bullsh*t headline is why no one trusts the media.

Iraqi “mourners”?

It’s like @JZarif has become the Managing Editor of the New York Times.

These are Iranian backed terrorists attacking US military personnel & diplomats shouting “Death to America” as they try to break into the US Embassy in Baghdad setting fires on the way.

“Mourners” is like “Islamic Scholar” all over again

Late October, the Washington post was nearly universally blasted by social media users on the left and right after their obituary calling Al Baghdadi a “austere religious scholar” in their obituary title that changed 3 times.

Elizabeth Harrington tweeted:

WaPo’s actual obit for a terrorist monster:

“austere religious scholar w/ wire-frame glasses”

“Mr. Baghdadi maintained a canny pragmatism”

“Acquaintances would remember him as a shy, nearsighted youth who liked soccer but preferred to spend his free time at the local mosque”

Sean Spicer tweeted:

Stop, read this & think about it: last night a ruthless, brutal terrorist who threatened our country & is responsible for the death of American citizens was killed in a successful operation by US military & @washingtonpost described as an “austere religious scholar”

Yashar Ali tweeted:

They had it right the first time.

The Washington Post changed the headline on its Al-Baghdadi obituary from “Islamic State’s terrorist-in-Chief” to “austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State.”


This is shocking, Washington Post. Terrorist, Murderer, Rapist who presided over genocide, mass killings, torture, conversion over years is an ‘austere religious scholar’ for you? People won’t forget this headline for years. Looks like WaPo lost a loved one.

This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com 

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