New York, NY – The New York Times was under fire Wednesday morning after they published a story and a tweet that said airplanes were responsible for taking down the Twin Towers.
As millions mourned and remembered the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 on the tragedy’s 18th anniversary, The New York Times took the opportunity to re-characterize the events of that day in a politically correct and factually inaccurate manner.
“18 years have passed since airplanes took aim and brought down the World Trade Center. Today, families will once again gather and grieve at the site where more than 2000 people died,” the newspaper tweeted in a promotion for an article about families holding memorials on Sept. 11.
The content of the article was substantively the same, blaming “airplanes” for the murders of 2,996 people at the World Trade Center buildings in 2001 rather than Muslim extremists.
But even if The New York Times wanted to recolor the picture of what happened in its city 18 years ago, the rest of the world wasn’t going to let them.
After critics began attacking on social media, the newspaper deleted the original tweet without explanation or acknowledgement of what they did wrong.
The New York Times also updated the news story to reflect that it was actually terrorists who hijacked the airplanes and attacked the skyscrapers, and not just a malicious attack by the airplanes themselves.
“Eighteen years have passed since terrorists commandeered airplanes and the twin towers of the World Trade Center were brought down,” the edited story read.
However, the revised story still failed to mention any details of who or what was behind the worst terrorist attack in the history of the nation or what their motive was.
The New York Times’ latest gaffe came only a day after the paper had to remove a tweet that called Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong “one of history’s great revolutionary figures,” The Washington Times reported.
A month ago, The New York Times was the subject of national derision after editors bowed to pressure and changed its headline about President Donald Trump’s comments about the mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso to something that reflected less positively on the President, The Washington Post reported.