New York – In a since deleted tweet, the NY Times said “airplanes took aim” at the Twin Towers of New York City’s World Trade Center.
In a shocking display of insensitivity to all the victims and families affected by this heinous act of terrorism, the Times deliberately worded their story to blame ‘airplanes’ for the attack. The story did not mention that the planes that hit the towers were hijacked by terrorists from al-Qaeda.
The Times since pulled the offensive tweet, and tweeted “We’ve deleted an earlier tweet to this story and have edited for clarity. The story has also been updated.”
Many Twitter users refused to let the Times off the hook, and screenshots of the original tweet were widely distributed.
People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil.
“As long as the city will gift us this moment, I will be here,” Margie Miller, who lost her husband, Joel, said as she attended the ground zero anniversary ceremony, as she has every year. “I want people to remember.”
President Donald Trump laid a wreath at the Pentagon, telling victims’ relatives there: “This is your anniversary of personal and permanent loss.”
“It’s the day that has replayed in your memory a thousand times over. The last kiss. The last phone call. The last time hearing those precious words, ‘I love you,’” the president said.