Liberal leaning news outlet National Public Radio (NPR) has now deleted a tweet calling the much beloved and respected former prime minister of Japan Shinzo Abe a ‘Divisive Arch-Conservative’ immediately following his death at the hands of an assassin.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Publicly funded NPR deleted a tweet Friday morning calling former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a “divisive arch-conservative” after Abe was assassinated.
The original tweet read as follows, according to a screenshot from Kimberly Ross.
“Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a divisive arch-conservative and one of his nation’s most powerful and influential figures, has died after being shot during a campaign speech Friday in western Japan, hospital officials said.”
A now-deleted tweet from NPR… pic.twitter.com/TWjxOnvSJF
— Kimberly Ross (@SouthernKeeks) July 8, 2022
NPR later issued a separate tweet regarding Abe’s death.
Shinzo Abe, the former Japanese prime minister and ultranationalist, was killed at a campaign rally on Friday.
Police tackled and arrested the suspected gunman at the scene of an attack that shocked many in Japan. https://t.co/YpyEIM2Cim
— NPR (@NPR) July 8, 2022
Conservatives on Twitter immediately jumped to Abe’s defense, shredding NPR in the process:
NPR describing Fidel Castro vs. NPR describing Shinzo Abe posthumously. pic.twitter.com/lP1SatxgkI
— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) July 8, 2022
NPR referring to Japan’s most popular PM, who won his elections by large margins, as “divisive” indicates the inability of media outlets to genuinely report any longer. Everything is a mural for their projection. So pathetic and so sad.
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) July 8, 2022