AYFKM Washington Post with this?
Recep Tayyip Erdogan writes in Opinions: "The New Zealand killer and the Islamic State are cut from the same cloth" https://t.co/H7Z6q5Z3Ne
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 20, 2019
First up, Turkey is the No. 1 jailer of journalists worldwide:
As Erdogan's op-ed runs under the "democracy dies in darkness" tagline, a quick reminder that Turkey was the number one jailer of journalists in 2018, per the Committee to Protect Journalists https://t.co/cGm8sTNIzt
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) March 20, 2019
Time for a mission statement re-write:
How about, “Democracy Dies in our Opinions Section”?
Democracy Dies in Our Opinions Section.
(The idea that the NZ terrorist and ISIS terrorists are similar isn’t wrong, but letting Erdogan of all people use WaPo to say it…SMDH.) https://t.co/ppW9ELtjIO
— Matthew Stinson (@stinson) March 20, 2019
According to a report — checks notes — 4 days ago, Turkey had 135 journos in prison:
— Project Syndicate (@ProSyn) March 16, 2019
But it’s worse than the imprisoned journos. Erdogan has been showing the attack footage back home at his rallies:
Dozens, if not hundreds of journalists currently fill prisons in Turkey, where Erdogan is showing the NZ terror video to encourage his supporters to commit vengeance killings. I thought The Washington Post claimed to care about democracy and journalists?https://t.co/aSoNfGz268
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) March 20, 2019
Erdogan also threatened to send Australians and New Zealanders visiting Turkey home in coffins:
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has demanded Turkish president Tayipp Erdogan withdraw his comments threatening to send visitors from Australia and New Zealand back "in coffins"https://t.co/N34KGJqflW
— SBS News (@SBSNews) March 20, 2019
Maybe the Washington Post op-ed editors don’t keep up on the news IN THEIR OWN PAPER?
New Zealand scolds Turkey’s Erdogan over airing massacre footage https://t.co/6i4Pb7iFdM
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 18, 2019
“Shame on @washingtonpost”:
Shame on @washingtonpost and media outlet that platforms the most heinous tyrants on the planet like @RT_Erdogan. This Theo-fascist tyrant and his movements are responsible for the slaughter and torture of far more Muslims than any white supremacist and their movements bar none.
— M. Zuhdi Jasser زهدي جاسر (@DrZuhdiJasser) March 20, 2019
This really is the equivalent of giving Saudi Arabia’s Mohammad bin Salman an op-ed:
But Khashoggi! Or something. https://t.co/TiUUqcrsO1
— Cody Derespina (@CDerespina) March 20, 2019
Nobody else was available for this take?
The Post Opinion pages couldn’t find someone who doesn’t imprison journalists (among other concerns) to write this take? https://t.co/j38aOondUT
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) March 20, 2019