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NPR forced to delete tweet calling Shinzo Abe a ‘divisive arch-conservative’

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The now-deleted tweet called Shinzo Abe a 'divisive arch-conservative' Many commentators disagreed with the characterization of the Japanese politician. NPR posted its tweet just hours after the former Japanese prime minister was assassinated in the city of Nara. Some Twitter users said the tweet and an introductory paragraph to an NPR news article suggested the politician had been responsible for his own death.
5 months ago·Washington, United States

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NPR forced to delete tweet calling Shinzo Abe a ‘divisive arch-conservative’

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5 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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GOPers rip NPR for calling Shinzo Abe ‘divisive arch-conservative’

NPR offered up the description of Japan’s longest-serving prime minister in a tweet linking to its coverage of his very public slaying.

5 months ago·New York, United States
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NPR Deletes Tweet Calling Assassinated Prime Minister ‘A Divisive Arch-Conservative’

Publicly funded NPR deleted a tweet Friday morning calling former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a "divisive arch-conservative" after Abe was assassinated.

5 months ago·Washington, United States
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'Pathetic reporting': 'Defund NPR' trends after conservatives blast National Public Radio for 'shameful smear' of assassinated Shinzo Abe

There was a flood of calls to "defund NPR" in Twitter reactions to a now-deleted tweet from National Public Radio that demeaned former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the day that he was assassinated. In the wake of the assassination of Abe, NPR smeared the close ally of the United States as a...

5 months ago·United States
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NPR Smears Shinzo Abe As 'Divisive Arch-Conservative' After Glowing Fidel Castro Obit

It then replaced the tweet with a different one calling the conservative former prime minister an 'ultranationalist' after his assassination.

5 months ago·United States
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NPR Denigrates Slain Shinzo Abe as “Divisive Arch Conservative”

Changes headline after Twitter backlash.

5 months ago
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