New York Times Blames 'Airplanes' For Attack On Twin Towers On 9/11

The New York Times said airplanes took down the Twin Towers and never mentioned the Muslim Extremists.

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.

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flybynight
flybynight

The mental giant AOC was 11 years old when horror show happened. Let that sink in.

JBo
JBo

Hope no one is surprised but after all...it IS the NY Times.

Luxy312
Luxy312

They weren't "Muslim extremists" any more than the Christchurch shooter was a "Christian extremist". They were simply terrorists. They seek power, and that's it. There's NOTHING religious about what they did.

Highsider
Highsider

The NYT was pushing for comprehensive background checks on all airliners, six week waiting periods on all flights and licencing for all passengers, but you've screwed that up now.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

So it was airplanes that took down the WTC, and had nothing to do with terrorists? Who wrote the article, Rep Omar who said "Some people did something" What's next, a push to ban all airplanes!!! oh wait, that's always on AOC's agenda...

sailortom
sailortom

I think "Cair" wrote this article!

Shoken7373
Shoken7373

I just read this and I am absolutely in awe right now. I don't even know how to respond to this. This is a tough day for all Americans. This discusting NYT wants to blame it on the planes not the terrorists that murdered how many Americans? 2996 on that day and we are seeing just now

fishing
fishing

Glad I don't read the Times....

fishing
fishing

Omar is a cockroach....

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

I wonder if stricter federal airplane control laws would have prevented 9/11?

Whatta ya think Boogers?

cspcapt
cspcapt

Rag newspaper

Inquirer63
Inquirer63

So, can we expect the Times to come out for a ban on “assault airplanes?” I was going to says the Times’ editor are stupid, but I strongly suspect that this is part of their campaign to criminalize inanimate objects, such as firearms, and a manifestation of the Left’ current courtship with radical Muslims.

gdmn2find8
gdmn2find8

So NYT blames jets for crashing into the WTC, Pentagon and Shanksville. Makes sense if you are an idiotic liberal news rag. They blame guns for mass shootings but not the people who actually did the shooting. like the animals who hijacked those planes and flew them into buildings. Blame the instrument used and not the nut job performing that act.

Salmissra
Salmissra

I wouldn't line a birdcage with the NYT

Wish505
Wish505

Heck it was the New York Times do we expect anything less from them.