New York Times Paints Iranian Wannabe Mass Murderer as Regular Joe

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The New York Times have a piece on the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear scientist and the father of Iran’s nuclear program designed to kill millions.

This is how they describe the wannabe mass-murderer:

Screenshot from NY Times article

Despite his prominent position in Iran’s military establishment, Mr. Fakhrizadeh wanted to live a normal life. He craved small domestic pleasures: reading Persian poetry, taking his family to the seashore, going for drives in the countryside.

No joke. All that this is missing is something like this:

The loveable rogue wanted to help put an end to war and poverty. He endeavored to align the planets and bring them into universal harmony, allowing meaningful contact with all forms of life, from extraterrestrial beings to common household pets.

Oh, and he was nice to his mother.

At this point in time, the New York Times has become a bad parody of a news outlet.

Update: They even chose this for a tweet promoting the story:

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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