|RT | Jun 5, 2017|
Reporting on the Saturday night’s killings in London, the New York Times stated that the attackers had struck at the heart of the capital city “in a nation still reeling."
The headline was greeted with a wave of defiance and humor on Twitter as British people were quick to point out that London, and the UK, has been through far greater struggles before.
This sort of hyped-up headline does the terrorists' job for them. UK isn't "reeling" @nytimespic.twitter.com/KKesMHHIFY— Robert Harris (@Robert___Harris) June 4, 2017
Dear @nytimes,— Will Straw (@wdjstraw) June 4, 2017
The UK is mourning, angry & defiant but we're not "reeling".
Report the news don't crassly & insensitively define a nation. https://t.co/agzwmdfhB9
No @nytimes, this is what "reeling" looks like.— Daniel (@DannyDutch) June 4, 2017
We'll start panicking when we've no milk for our tea. #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReelingpic.twitter.com/9U7KqtaC4l
Tweets I'm seeing from UK on terror attacks much less panicked/political than from US.— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) June 4, 2017
1 Their country
2 Election this week
Dear foreign journalists: London is not 'reeling' 'cowed' or 'on lockdown'. London is getting on with stuff, as usual.— Paul Richards (@Labourpaul) June 4, 2017
I was just in London and didn't meet a single person "reeling" - at some pt we have to stop imposing our political narratives on others https://t.co/65BSx2pFBz— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) June 5, 2017
Ridiculous front page. Nobody here is under siege. The terrorists were all killed within eight minutes. pic.twitter.com/w2OZeJBmi2— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) June 4, 2017
The same person holding several doors in a row open for you and running out of different ways to say thanks #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling— Ms Thomas (@thiannon_rhomas) June 4, 2017
Someone other than Attenborough doing voice over on nature documentaries #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling— Jane (@MakePeaceLvJoy) June 4, 2017
#LondonBridge will #NEVER fall down. No one can break #London's #Spirit! @TfL#LondonTransport#LoveLondonpic.twitter.com/eTaJwbQfaT— SousanJ LDN (@lifestylings) June 4, 2017
US TV Coverage of the attack also drew some ire, Scottieboy (@merseytart) said: “Woman on CNN talking about London’s streets being eerily quiet. Mate, it’s Sunday. They’re not cowering in fear. They’re having a lie-in.”
Woman on CNN talking about London's streets being eerily quiet. Mate, it's Sunday. They're not cowering in fear, they're having a lie in.— Scottieboy (@merseytart) June 4, 2017