WaPo Responds To Criticism Over Calling Terrorist a “Religious Scholar” In Obituary Headline

In case you missed it, the WaPo stepping in it big time by offering an almost glowing obituary for the world’s #1 terror leader, Al-Baghdadi.

Referring to him as a “Religious Scholar” and someone who enjoyed wearing wire-brimmed glasses, and then saying he “died at 48”, the article took HEAVY criticism by many

Read all of these for more on that:

Twitter Users Hilariously Savage The Washington Post With ‘WaPoDeathNotices’ Hashtag After Al-Baghdadi Bungle

Washington Post Changes Headline About Terrorist Leader’s Death, Calling Him An ‘Austere Religious Scholar’

Sean Hannity: Today’s Headline should be – ‘We Killed the Evil Son of a Bitch’

Delingpole: Twitter Users Rip WaPo’s ‘Austere, Religious Scholar’ al-Baghdadi Headline

And now the WaPo has officially responded.  

From Kristine Coratti Kelly, the wrote the following:

"Regarding our al-Baghdadi obituary, the headline should never have read that way and we changed it quickly."


It may not surprise you to learn that this non-apology explanation did not go over very well with most people.

Take a look:

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