Washington Post Catches Flak for Changing Baghdadi Headline, Calling ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘Austere Religious Scholar’
No, this is not ‘click-bait’ and it is not fake news, the Washington Post actually wrote a complimentary obituary headline of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Sunday, showing the world once and for all how much Liberals hate and despise our president. So much so that they would dare write a complimentary piece on the world’s most-wanted and most violent Islamic terrorist. The Washington Post was forced to rewrite the fluff piece three times. The image you see here is not Photoshop, it is a screengrab of the actual page before they changed it.
So if you had any notions of any kind on any level that the fake news media will ‘play fair’ and actually do real journalism in the 2020 election, please disabuse yourself of such foolish notions right now in 2019. The Liberal media in 2020 will unleash a firestorm of lies, half-truths, innuendos and falsehoods in 2020 and all with one aim, to take down Trump and prevent his re-election at all costs. And they will be backed up by Facebook and Twitter who will be banning any and all publishers, like NTEB, who seek to correct the record with the truth. If the fake news media like the Washington Post and the others can call Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi an ‘austere religious scholar’, then truth is not only fallen in the streets, it is dead and buried as well .
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was ‘an austere religious scholar’
FROM THE DAILY BEAST: The Washington Post changed the headline of its obituary of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Sunday after facing backlash for calling him an “austere religious scholar.” Vice President of Communications at Washington Post Kristine Coratti Kelly said in a tweet that “the headline should never have read that way and we changed it quickly.” The first version of the article described Baghdadi as the “Islamic State’s terrorist-in-chief,” before it was changed to “austere religious scholar.” It’s unclear why the newspaper initially changed the headline, but it was changed for a third time to its current headline: “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, extremist leader of Islamic State, dies at 48.” President Trump confirmed Sunday that U.S. forces killed Baghdadi during a raid in northern Syria the day before. READ MORE
A triumphant Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi marched into one of Mosul’s oldest mosques to declare the start of a new Islamic caliphate, with himself as leader.
FROM THE WASHINGTON POST: When Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi took the reins of the Islamic State of Iraq in 2010, few had heard of the organization or its new leader, then an austere religious scholar with wire-frame glasses and no known aptitude for fighting and killing.
He died Oct. 26 in northwest Syria, during a raid conducted by Special Operations forces, President Trump said in a Sunday morning news conference at the White House. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was 48, and had run into a “dead-end tunnel” before he “ignited his vest,” killing himself and three of his children, Trump said.
The man at the helm of the Islamic State was a shadowy presence, appearing in public only a handful of times and rarely allowing his own voice to be heard, even as the caliphate was beaten back and finally destroyed. During his tenure, the Islamic State would come to mirror its leader: a messianic figure drawn to the harshest interpretations of Islamic texts and seized with the conviction that all dissenters should be put to death.
Does Baghdadi’s death mean re-election for Trump?
Trump 2020 campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp shares insight on how Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death will impact Trump’s re-election and discusses the Washington Post’s indecisive headline.