Assassinated Shinzo Abe labeled ‘divisive arch-conservative’ by NPR, Twitter calls to ‘defund’ public radio

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Conservatives hit NPR with torrent of critical tweets after the outlet smeared former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as a “divisive arch-conservative” in a tweet reporting his assassination.

Calls to “Defund NPR” reverberated on the social media platform, as Abe was just murdered and the taxpayer-funded outlet thought using such labels in a Twitter obituary would be appropriate.

On Friday morning in Japan, a lone gunman allegedly shot Abe twice from behind while he was making a campaign speech on a street in Nara, Japan. According to…


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