Twitter Lampoons WaPo’s Absurd Characterization of ISIS Leader Abu with Hilarious Submissions for #WaPoDeathNotices
As covered earlier by RedState’s cool Elizabeth Vaughn, The Washington Post noted the passing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by calling him an “austere religious scholar.”
That was after the initial label of the “Islamic State’s terrorist-in-chief” was lamented by communications manager Kristine Coratti Kelly:
Regarding our al-Baghdadi obituary, the headline should never have read that way and we changed it quickly.
— Kristine Coratti Kelly (@kriscoratti) October 27, 2019
The internet wasn’t impressed, and Twitterers rose to the occasion with their own sarcastic tributes to the tune of the #5 hashtag: #WaPoDeathNotices.
Some of the submissions are pretty hilarious.
Here’s one for the austere cannibal, Jeffrey:
Jeffrey Dahmer, LGBT activist-pioneer, unconventional romantic, and avant-garde gastronomist passed away at age 34 surrounded by his caretakers #WaPoDeathNotices
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 27, 2019
And one for all you Wicked fans:
Wicked Witch of the West, devoted sister, broom enthusiast, died suddenly from oversaturation, age unknown#WaPoDeathNotices
— Emily Brandwin (@CIAspygirl) October 27, 2019
And of course:
Adolf Hitler, passionate community planner and dynamic public speaker, dies at 56.#WaPoDeathNotices
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) October 27, 2019
John Wilkes Booth, Thespian, gun enthusiast, fluent in latin dies at age 26. #WaPoDeathNotices
— R.B. Jonesboro (@Jboro1971) October 27, 2019
Jim Jones, preacher, community leader and population control enthusiast who dabbled in adventurous cocktails dies at 47. #WaPoDeathNotices
— CA Ireland (@caireland26) October 27, 2019
Charles Manson, well-known “family man”, has died at age 83 in his small room in his Big House.
— TonyWendice (@tonywendice1954) October 27, 2019
Ted Bundy, unconventional pickup artist, dies, shockingly, at 42 #WaPoDeathNotices
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) October 27, 2019
Judas Iscariot. Made good friends, some were silver while others were gold. Loved real estate and fine dining.
— James Koffler (@james_koffler) October 27, 2019
And there was this:
Emperor Palpatine, austere holder of emergency powers and advocate for democracy, died after a fall. #WaPoDeathNotices
— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) October 27, 2019
WaPo eventually settled on the description, “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, extremist leader of Islamic State.”
If you’re wondering, he went to Paradise by detonating his suicide vest.
He took three of his children with him.
As for the hashtag, I’m sure you have your own contributions.
And I look forward to reading them in the Comments section.
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