NPR Calls Assassinated Japanese PM ‘Divisive Arch-Conservative’

NPR Calls Assassinated Japanese PM ‘Divisive Arch-Conservative’

July 11, 2022

In a tweet mere hours after his assassination at a campaign rally on Friday, National Public Radio (NPR) characterized former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo as a “divisive arch-conservative.”

Abe, , was assassinated by a gunman who was reportedly “dissatisfied” with Abe’s political performance. Abe served as Japan’s prime minister from 2006 to 2007 and, more recently, from 2012 to 2020.

“Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a divisive arch-conservative and one of his nation’s most powerful and influential figures, has died after being shot during a campaign speech Friday in western Japan, hospital officials said,” NPR tweeted shortly after the assassination of Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, whom the Left resented for his close relationship with former President Trump.

NPR ultimately deleted the backhanded message after social media backlash.

“NPR referring to Japan’s most popular PM, who won his elections by large margins, as “divisive” indicates the inability of media outlets to genuinely report any longer,” Erielle Davison tweeted. “Everything is a mural for their projection. So pathetic and so sad.”

“Once you accept the simple reason why NPR and the CCP both treat Shinzo Abe the same you will understand what is truly going on in our world,” Human Events senior editor Jack Posobiec added.

Former Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) tweeted, “When Fidel Castro died, NPR called him a ‘prominent international figure.’ On Yasser Arafat’s death ‘a freedom fighter.’ On Prime Minister’s Abu’s assassination, NPR’s statement: ‘a divisive arch-conservative and an ultranationalist.’ Brought to you by your US tax dollars.”

“Will Republicans FINALLY get the balls to defund NPR?” Benny Johnson added.

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