The Associated Press was blasted online Thursday night for a tweet about the shooting at a weekend "draw Muhammad" event.
The news outlet failed to disclose in the tweet that the two individuals who died were the suspects who opened fire with the intent of harming participants and organizers.
Pamela Geller says she has no regrets about Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that ended in 2 deaths: http://t.co/3QabvaBs4w— The Associated Press (@The Associated Press) 1431043252.0
The AP sent out a following tweet, again failing to note that the two dead were the suspects shot and killed by police.
Individuals quickly jumped on the AP, calling the headline "slanted" and criticizing the news outlet for bias.
@AP are you talking about the unlawful attack by armed terrorists?— jon regas (@jon regas) 1431043297.0
Yeah, not a slanted headline. RT @AP: Pamela Geller says she has no regrets about Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that ended in 2 deaths— Rory B (@Rory B) 1431043333.0
@AP Those two deaths were jihadist terrorists. You make it sound like it's a bad thing.— (((𝖑𝖎𝖘𝖘𝖆))) (@(((𝖑𝖎𝖘𝖘𝖆)))) 1431043379.0
@FilmLadd I hate Geller, and that's still a bad headline.— Lucy Steigerwald (@Lucy Steigerwald) 1431043907.0
At the time of publication, the AP had not retracted or commented on the tweet.
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