Jeff Bezos Owned Washington Post Slammed For A Reverentially Headlined Baghdadi Obit Hours After Trump Announced That He Has Been Killed

Jeff Bezos Owned Washington Post Slammed For A Reverentially Headlined Baghdadi Obit Hours After Trump Announced That He Has Been Killed Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi speaks to his supporters.

The Washington Post quickly moved to a damage control mode and changed the headline of its obituary of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Sunday
(27 October) after facing flak for reverentially describing 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”.

Curiously enough the original version of the article described Baghdadi as the “Islamic State’s terrorist-in-chief,” but it was shortly changed to “austere religious scholar.”

Jeff Bezos Owned Washington Post Slammed For A Reverentially Headlined Baghdadi Obit Hours After Trump Announced That He Has Been Killed
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Jeff Bezos Owned Washington Post Slammed For A Reverentially Headlined Baghdadi Obit Hours After Trump Announced That He Has Been Killed
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It is not clear why Jeff Bezos owned newspaper initially changed the headline.

After facing massive online criticism, the paper reversed the headline to read “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, extremist leader of Islamic State, dies at 48.”

Jeff Bezos Owned Washington Post Slammed For A Reverentially Headlined Baghdadi Obit Hours After Trump Announced That He Has Been Killed
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On Sunday, Trump announced in a press conference that Baghdadi was killed during a U.S. military raid the night before in northern Syria.