The New York Times changed a headline on Wednesday to eliminate its claim that late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was a “devoted family man.”
The headline appeared on a review by Louise Richardson of Peter Bergen’s book, The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden. The review, published on Tuesday, was originally titled, “Osama bin Laden, the Fanatical Terrorist and the Devoted Family Man.”
Critics quickly took note. “Nothing screams family man like using your (multiple) wives as human shields,” former Navy SEAL Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), who lost an eye to an improvised explosive device during a deployment in Afghanistan, wrote on Twitter.
Nothing screams family man like using your (multiple) wives