“French police shoot and kill man after fatal knife attack in the street.” The title given by the New York Times to its article concerning the assassination of professor de Conflans Sainte-Honorine by a terrorist on Saturday, October 17, aroused the indignation of many Internet users.
The turn of the headline of the American newspaper indeed suggests that the Islamist who beheaded the professor was the victim of the police. By omitting in passing the terrorist nature of the attack.
— Claire Lehmann (@clairlemon) October 17, 2020
The reactions were not lacking following the publication of the article. “This is how the New York Times, an increasingly repulsive left-wing newspaper, framed the beheading of a professor in France,” describes an English politician.
This is how the ever more loathsome left-wing New York Times has framed yesterday’s decapitation of a teacher in France.
Dissembling and Propaganda pic.twitter.com/wOtxich18e
— Peter Whittle AM (@prwhittle) October 17, 2020
“I don’t understand why they are doing this. It’s devilish. What is the interest? », Reacts an Internet user. “‘Fatal knife attack’ must be the sweetest way to talk about beheading,” said another.
In France, journalist Eugénie Bastié tweeted: “The art of denial in the American multiculturalist press”.
On the art of denial in the American multiculturalist press: “French police kill man after fatal knife attack in the street” https://t.co/N8tfArlTYo
– Eugénie Bastié (@EugenieBastie) October 17, 2020
The American daily then – very slightly – modified its title, by integrating the term “decapitation”: “The French police kill a man who had just beheaded a professor in the street”. A lesser evil.
Find all the news on the attack HERE