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MSNBC’s 'Truck Crash' Description of Deadly Nice Attack Sparks Brutal #MSNBCHeadlines Mockery
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MSNBC’s 'Truck Crash' Description of Deadly Nice Attack Sparks Brutal #MSNBCHeadlines Mockery

"Who writes this crap?"

MSNBC became the subject of brutal online ridicule and mockery Thursday night after the left-leaning cable network referred to the terror attack in Nice, France, as a "truck crash."

"Follow our live blog for the latest from Nice after a truck crash leaves at least 70 dead," a tweet from MSNBC read after the deadly attack.

It didn't take long for many to call attention to the tweet. One user replied to the tweet, saying, "who writes this crap?" and another asked, "what is wrong with you people?"

Later, critics began using the hashtag "MNSBC Headlines" to mock the network for its apparent denial of what had occurred in Nice.

Here's just a small sampling of the tweets:

President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande had both referred to the incident as a "terrorist attack" well before MSNBC issued the tweet. About an hour before it was posted, the White House tweeted a statement from Obama.

"On behalf of the American people, I condemn in the strongest terms what appears to be a terrorist attack," the statement read.

Hollande has said the deadly attack was of a "terrorist character."

The attack, which killed at least 84, involved a large white truck plowing over pedestrians along the French Mediterranean coast on Bastille Day, the country's equivalent to America's Independence Day.

At least 84 were killed and more than 200 were injured in what is now the third-largest terror attack on a Western country since 9/11, after the Paris attacks in November 2015 and Madrid train bombings in March 2004.

This story has been updated.

(H/T: Twitchy)

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