NYT Page One Story on ‘Jihadists Push New Tactics’ Includes Picture of McVeigh, Punches Holes in ‘Acted Alone’ Meme
7th May 2013
A New York Times story posted online Sunday evening and appearing at Column 1 on Page 1 in today’s print edition included a picture of 1995 Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh — hardly a jihadist, at least not directly — alongside that of three real jihadists: alleged Ft. Hood mass murderer Nidal Hasan, foiled Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, and accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Another curiosity is the difference between the official headline of Scott Shane’s report (“A Homemade Style of Terror: Jihadists Push New Tactics”) and the browser window title (“Terrorists Find Online Education for Attacks”). That’s interesting, because the presence of the “online education” and the following paragraphs in Shane’s report effectively punch a gaping hole in the official meme, most strongly propagated by Boston Mayor Tom Menino and President Barack Obama, that Tsarnaev and his now-dead brother Tamerlan “acted alone”….