After backlash, WaPo changed it
President Trump announced Sunday morning that the ruthless, evil ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed during an operation by U.S. Special Forces.
The Washington Post promptly posted its obituary for al-Baghdadi under an accurate headline: “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Islamic State’s ‘terrorist-in-Chief,’ dies at 48.”
Then, for some unknown reason, the obit suddenly had the following jaw-dropping headline: “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48.”
They had it right the first time.
The Washington Post changed the headline on its Al-Baghdadi obituary from “Islamic State’s terrorist-in-Chief” to “austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State.” pic.twitter.com/cs243EVz7W
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) October 27, 2019
This inexplicable revision elicited immediate pushback.
And WaPo again changed its headline. It is (currently): “”Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, extremist leader of Islamic State, dies at 48.”
A Twitter hashtag game—#WaPoObits—is currently under way.
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