(PresidentialHill.com)-After former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated last week, National Public Radio tweeted a link to its report of his death describing him as a “divisive arch-conservative.”
The longest-serving Prime Minister of Japan who was wildly popular with the people, and NPR treats him like some villainous monster at the time of his death.
How divisive could he be if he was wildly popular among the Japanese people?
Does NPR know what “divisive” means?
Unsurprisingly, NPR’s divisive tweet caused a great deal of blowback. So NPR deleted the tweet and reposted the link in a new tweet which supposedly toned down the rhetoric.
Only, it didn’t tone down the rhetoric.
Instead of describing Shinzo Abe as a “divisive arch-conservative,” NPR described him as an “ultranationalist.” And we all know what NPR thinks of nationalists.
Frankly, it’s surprising NPR didn’t describe him as “Ultra-MAGA.”
When communist dictator Fidel Castro died in 2016, NPR described him as “one of the most prominent international figures in the last half of the 20th century,” claiming he inspired “passionate love and hate.”
They didn’t call him an arch-communist or ultra-dictator.
This is the problem with American corporate news outlets. They are so deeply provincial that they can’t help but see the entire world through the lens of their domestic political agenda.
It’s why the Washington Post described Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terrorist group Islamic State, as an “austere religious scholar” after the US killed him in 2019.
Outlets like NPR and the Washington Post are so biased, they even editorialize obituaries.
And that’s never going to change.