This headline is certainly ONE way to frame what’s going on in Iran:
Iranian authorities have clamped down on Tehran after demonstrators across the country ignored calls for calm https://t.co/M9G7x8lvAT
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 1, 2018
Wow, that’s a more dizzying spin that the Times’ take on tax cuts. However, the Times was presented with some more accurate options:
Translation: Iranian mullahs using force to silence dissent after warning people to shut up. https://t.co/2aZWnjffqE
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) January 1, 2018
Let me rewrite this headline: "Iran's brutal dictatorship yet again killed & arrested brave Iranian citizens demanding greater freedoms." https://t.co/iq2n5ykA5f
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) January 1, 2018
It also depends on what your definition of “clamped down” is…
12 dead. That's quite a "clamping"
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) January 1, 2018
Murdering journalism one Tweet at a time.
Every protest against Trump is a clarion call for freedom – regardless of property damage, arrests, etc …
But these freedom fighters in Iran at "ignoring calls for calm."
— Obnoxious Boston Fan (@realOBF) January 1, 2018
The protestors skirts were just too short. – New York Times https://t.co/Aq1wJD3GbC
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 1, 2018
It seems the NYT has chosen a side to back. https://t.co/1TCFWWfPVv
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) January 1, 2018
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) January 1, 2018
The Ayatollah loves the way you’re framing this story
— Felix🇺🇸 (@Felixtheformat) January 1, 2018
— Dr. Allen R. Sondej (@Dangerclose07) January 1, 2018
This headline is indefensible. A crappy start to 2018, @nytimes. Do better or continue your slide into irrelevance
— BrunoGotez (@iSenseChange) January 1, 2018
W H A T?
“After demonstrators across the country ignored calls for calm”?????
Is Ali Khamenei writing the headlines for the New York Times? https://t.co/Qnzge8u9U3
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) January 1, 2018
What is wrong w/ you, NYT? https://t.co/GsrzxtWMel
— Rebeccah Heinrichs (@RLHeinrichs) January 1, 2018