As we told you earlier, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been assassinated:

Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving leader, died on Friday hours after he was shot while campaigning for a parliamentary election, shocking a country in which political violence is rare and guns are tightly controlled.

The shooter opened fire on Abe, 67, from behind as the former premier addressed members of the public on a drab traffic island in the western city of Nara. Japanese media reported that the weapon appeared to be a homemade gun.

“This attack is an act of brutality that happened during the elections – the very foundation of our democracy – and is absolutely unforgivable,” said Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Abe’s protege, struggling to keep his emotions in check.

NPR’s story on the assassination was something else, and as you can see the tweet’s been deleted:

The assassinated former Prime Minister of Japan was reported as a “divisive arch-conservative”:

Even NK state media might advise NPR to take it down a notch so it isn’t quite as obvious.

That’s peak NPR.

NPR’s next try after the deleted tweet above says Abe was an “ultranationalist”:

Take a bow, NPR.

Meanwhile, the Biden White House of course turned the assassination of the former PM of Japan into an issue of “gun violence.”



‘Shameful and embarrassing’: As of 7:50 am D.C. time, Biden’s White House has said nothing about Shinzo Abe’s assassination (but Trump has)