(FreedomBeacon.com)- Over the weekend, the New York Times quickly deleted a tweet, not because it was inaccurate, but because it told the unvarnished truth.
The Times tweeted a link to its obituary for former Weather Underground terrorist Kathy Boudin who had died on Sunday. And in its initial tweet, the Times accurately described what Boudin was known for, namely being a member of the Weather Underground who “took part in the murderous 1981 holdup of a Brink’s armored truck.”
Instantly, whoever manages the New York Times’ Twitter account realized the “mistake.” The honest tweet was quickly deleted and replaced with a tweet that soft-soaps Boudin’s criminal history.
In addition to replacing the more direct “the murderous 1981 holdup of a Brink’s armored truck” with “a fatal robbery,” the new tweet offered this far kinder description of the former domestic terrorist: “but who later helped former inmates.”
Boudin spent decades in prison for participating in the 1981 Brink’s armored truck robbery in which two police officers, Sgt. Edward O’Grady and Officer Waverly Brown were executed.
O’Grady and Brown stopped the stolen truck at a roadblock where Boudin immediately surrendered. And while their attention was on Boudin, her fellow terrorists opened the back of the truck and shot the officers dead.
No doubt if Kathy Boudin was one of those mythical “white supremacist domestic terrorists” the FBI is constantly banging on about, the New York Times wouldn’t have been so diplomatic.
But Leftist violence is always given a pass.
Admittedly, the Times’ soft-peddling do-over tweet isn’t nearly as egregious as the Washington Post’s October 2021 obituary of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. After a US operation took out the ISIS leader, the Post’s obituary described the terrorist as an “austere religious scholar.”
The Post was so roundly ridiculed for the absurd headline, that it eventually changed it, describing Baghdadi instead as an “extremist leader.”
Kathy Boudin was the mother of San Francisco’s pro-criminal District Attorney Chesa Boudin (which explains a lot). Last year, Chesa Boudin successfully lobbied former NY Governor Andrew Cuomo to commute the sentence of his father, David Gilbert.
Gilbert, who was also a Weather Underground terrorist, had been serving a sentence of 75 years to life for his involvement in the Brink’s robbery.