The New York Daily News released another provocative cover following Wednesday's deadly attack in San Bernardino — and this time, the liberal New York tabloid took aim at the National Rifle Association.
The front page, set to hit newsstands Friday, listed NRA executive Wayne LaPierre as a terrorist and suggested he was of the same breed as Dylann Roof, Adam Lanza, James Holmes and Wednesday's California attackers.
The Daily News added that the NRA was waging a "sick gun jihad against America in the name of profit."
1st look at Friday's Page 1… MASS MURDER MADE EASY https://t.co/vvmLcF6aJl MASSACRE MISSION https://t.co/IlDcIZeAds https://t.co/tyMEZpwMP1— New York Daily News (@New York Daily News)1449195815.0
The cover was immediately slammed online.
@NYDailyNews Good job continuing to push a false narrative. Intellectual dishonesty cheapens your argument.— NonLiberal PAer (@NonLiberalPAer) December 4, 2015
@NYDailyNews pathetic!— Jamie (@JmeMiller1974) December 4, 2015
@NYDailyNews delete your newspaper— Twilight 20/20 (@Wisdom2Masses) December 4, 2015
@NYDailyNews Wow! Going out with a bang! What a pathetic "newspaper".— Spindletopper (@Spindletopper) December 4, 2015
Others, however, expressed support.
@NYDailyNews wayne lapierre in the cover, AS A TERRORIST! This is bloody awesome!— Ariel Perez (@Arielworld) December 4, 2015
@NYDailyNews Keep the truth coming!— Brad Petrik (@bradpetrik) December 4, 2015
The shock cover comes one day after the newspaper proclaimed in big bold letters that "GOD ISN'T FIXING THIS." That headline, which was heavily criticized, was affixed in the middle of tweets from Republican politicians who offered prayers for victims and their families.
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