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Here’s The Outrageous 9/11 Tweet The New York Times Quickly Deleted
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A message is written to a loved one on the stem of a flower that is placed over a name at the World Trade Center Memorial in lower Manhattan on September 10, 2019 in New York City. New York City is preparing to commemora
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Eighteen years to the day radical Islamic terrorists killed 2,977 innocents on American soil, The New York Times posted an inaccurate tweet that earned the left-leaning outlet a flood of criticism and prompted a quick deletion and correction.

“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 2,000 people died,” the Times posted in what was supposed to be a memorial post for 9/11.

It was quickly pointed out to the Times that “airplanes” were not responsible for taking the lives of nearly 3,000 (a great deal “more than 2,000”) innocent Americans, but the radical Islamic terrorists who were flying the planes.

The tweet was quickly deleted and the story amended. “We’ve deleted an earlier tweet to this story and have edited for clarity. The story has also been updated,” the Times wrote in a reply to the new tweet.

“18 years after nearly 3,000 people were lost, families of those killed in the terror attacks will gather at the 9/11 memorial. There will be a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., then the names of the dead — one by one — will be recited,” the edited post now reads.

Just two days ago, the Times had to delete a post that (accidentally?) praised communist Mao Zedong, whose policies led to the deaths of some 45 million people, as noted by The Washington Examiner.

“Mao Zedong died on this day in 1976: The Times said he ‘began as an obscure peasant’ and ‘died one of history’s great revolutionary figures,'” the now-deleted tweet said.

“We’ve deleted a previous tweet about Mao Zedong that lacked critical historical context,” the newspaper posted hours later.

The Times was thoroughly ripped for their “mistakes,” which noticeably all take place in one direction, as highlighted by Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro.

“In the last two days, NYT’s Twitter account has had to delete unmitigated praise of Mao and this crap, too. These were mistakes, yes, but it’s pretty telling that every mistake the NYT makes is in the same direction,” Shapiro noted.

“I’ll never understand the mindset. They know Islamic terrorists did it. Yet their first impulse was to say that the ‘airplanes took aim.’ As if nobody would notice. They had to be publicly shamed into admitting what really happened,” posted conservative writer Jim Treacher. “And they still think they’re better than us.”

“‘Some airplanes did some things'” posted libertarian commentator and writer known as the Red-Headed Libertarian, referencing insensitive, trivializing remarks from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on the 9/11 attacks.

Daily Wire Editor-at-Large Josh Hammer called the Times a “joke.”

“‘[A]irplanes … brought down the World Trade Center.’ Not ‘jihadists operating hijacked airplanes,’ but ‘airplanes.’ What a joke you are, [New York Times].”

“Man, those towers really must have done something to upset those airplanes,” snarked Stephen Miller, a contributor.

“‘On December 7, 1941, airplanes took aim and seriously damaged the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor,'” mocked National Review’s Jim Geraghty.