The British criticized the newspaper The New York Times for an article about the terrorist attack in London. People were revolted by the phrase “London bombings has hit the country, which still can not recover from the shock of the bombings in Manchester almost two weeks ago.” Their dissatisfaction was primarily with the word reeling (shaken, shocked the nation; a nation that may never recover — ed.).
The London attacks hit a nation still reeling from the shock of the bombing in Manchester almost 2 weeks ago https://t.co/aapuMBQTmf
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 4, 2017
Living in the USA, the British presenter John Oliver in his program called insulting how the American media covered the terrorist attack in London. Leading not only angered the article in The New York Times, but also reports of CNN, Fox News, which claimed that the UK is “under siege.”
According to Oliver, the country is “troubled” and “angry” but not “under siege.” Those journalists who believe that the UK “cannot recover”, I think it is so weak that such episodes may put her on her knees. “The very idea is insulting,” says a leading.
He noted that the British reacted to the publication in The New York Times with the hashtag #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling (Things, after which Britain can not recover — ed.). Tweets from users joked about, then they really can’t recover from.
“When I forget, made a Cup of tea, and when I remember it’s cold now,” writes Matt Coulson.
“When someone stands a little too close to you in queues,” — says Ren.
“When Americans think that the British need more weapons,” writes askyerfather.
Some directly addressed to the journalists of the New York Times and tried to explain to them, and then they cannot recover — in particular, with the help of photographs with extensive damage.
“No, the NY Times, then you can’t recover from. We start to panic when we run out of milk for tea”.
No @nytimes, this is what “reeling” looks like.
We’ll start panicking when we’ve no milk for our tea. #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling pic.twitter.com/9U7KqtaC4l
— Daniel (@DannyDutch) 4 Jun 2017
Responded to article and author JK Rowling. “The thugs who mowed down innocent people, would be happy to think that the UK can not recover, but it’s not. Don’t confuse grief with a lack of courage,” she wrote on Twitter.
The thugs who mowed down innocent people would love to think of the UK ‘reeling’ but it isn’t. Don’t confuse grief with lack of courage. https://t.co/9MEUfPLnkv
— J. K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 4, 2017
We will remind, on Saturday evening in Central London, the van, moving at high speed, drove over the sidewalk and hit several pedestrians. The van then drove across the bridge and stopped near the located near the bridge to borough market-market. Jumped out of it and men were attacked with knives on passers-by.
Police reported that the attackers were three, all of them were killed arrived at the scene by police. Eight armed police officers, according to the head of the counter-terrorism unit of Scotland yard Mark Rowley, has made 50 shots at the attackers, which were wearing fake suicide belts.
Responsibility for the attack on the people in London took on the extremist group “Islamic state”. This message jihadists circulated through the associated news Agency Amak.