Misrepresenting a story certainly does not help build trust back between news outlets and the country.
Some people are claiming the Associated Press was just guilty of this.
The Associated Press tweeted the development like this:
Fresno police say suspect in triple slaying told them he hates white people, shouted ‘God is great’ before killings.
As previously reported, the suspect was witnessed to have heard shouting, “Allahu Akbar.”
Some people on Twitter think the reporting was an intentional spin, check it out:
That would be Allahu Akbar. Don't spin it…
— Oh Susie Cue 🔹 (@OhSusieCue) April 18, 2017
IN ARABIC!!! Stop spinning the headline.
— Moses Galvan (@moe761) April 18, 2017
When did @AP start moonlighting as Google Translate? Got an agenda to push or something?
— Uncle Chang (@UncleChangNYC) April 18, 2017
"When inconvenient facts emerge, change them at will to fit your worldview"
— AP Stylebook
— The Styles Center for Tweeters Who Can't Read Good (@shaner5000) April 18, 2017