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New York Times Deletes Tweet That Downplayed the 9/11 Attacks

Liberal-leaning publication made an error a lot like the one uttered by Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — see how the paper went back and changed its messaging

The New York Times went “full Ilhan Omar,” diminishing the 9/11 attacks as being carried out by a bunch of nameless, faceless, inanimate airplanes.

Eighteen years later — and they still can’t name the enemy.

In the early morning hours of the 18th anniversary commemorating the September 11 attacks, The Times posted on social media a rather curious description of what happened that day.

In the tweet, The Times wrote, “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.”

That message was accompanied by a story of the victims of the 9/11 attacks being remembered at Ground Zero.

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Airplanes” took aim?

It’s always the liberal mindset, it seems, that people are not responsible for their actions.

It’s the gun that kills people, not the deranged person who pulls the trigger, for example.

Now it’s the “airplanes” that carried out the attacks of 9/11 — not the radical Islamic extremists who deliberately aimed those planes at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania.

Following a steady stream of criticism, The Times was forced to delete the tweet.

“We’ve deleted an earlier tweet to this story and have edited for clarity,” the publication posted. “The story has also been updated.”

The report now reads: “Eighteen years have passed since terrorists commandeered airplanes and the twin towers of the World Trade Center were brought down.”

The paper of record’s description seems reminiscent of the insensitive comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) when she described the September 11 attacks during a speech.

Speaking at a fundraising event earlier this year hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Omar claimed the organization was formed in response to Islamophobia’s rise following the September 11 attacks.

“CAIR was founded after 9/11, because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” she said.

The New York Post hammered Omar over the comments.

Democrats defended her, including Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), whose district encompasses the lower west side of Manhattan; they came to her defense, while fellow anti-American Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) called her critics “racist.”

The New York Times admitted its mistake in trivializing the 9/11 attacks.

Omar, in our view, never will.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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