(UnitedVoice.com) – Terrorist Osama bin Laden is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans. He was the mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US and dozens of other plots overseas. Never mind all that death though, the New York Times wants you to know he was regular ol’ Ward Cleaver.
On Tuesday, August 3, the NYT published a story with the headline “Osama bin Laden, the Fanatical Terrorist and the Devoted Family Man.” The article was a review of Peter Bergen’s new book “The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden.” The outrage over the newspaper’s title for the book review was immediate and the paper quickly changed it to “A Fuller Picture of Osama bin Laden’s Life.” Former Navy Seal Robert O’Neill, the man who killed the terrorist, was appalled by the original title.
Family man. He used his wife as a human shield. Lucky for me he was taller than her. https://t.co/J1vAnl6bcT
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) August 3, 2021
Bergen’s book discusses bin Laden’s 5 wives and 24 children. He discusses the fact that two of his older wives were highly educated, seeming to praise him for allowing one wife to divorce him and another to leave him. Apparently, not killing women for leaving him or forcing them to stay married to him makes him a great guy.
The mainstream media has tried to depict terrorists in a favorable light before. In 2019, the Washington Post once called ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi an “austere religious scholar.” Like the NYT, the paper also changed its headline.
Imagine how much less work it would be for the papers’ editors if they just stopped praising terrorists.
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