- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 3, 2015

Conservatives are slamming the New York Daily News for Thursday’s provocative cover story following the San Bernardino mass killing that claimed, “God isn’t fixing this.”

Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, called the cover offensive and disgraceful.

“For a major city newspaper to use their front page to mock people who are praying after what happened yesterday is unconscionable and unbefitting a publication that purports to be a serious media outlet,” he said in a statement. “If the news media want to be atheists, that’s their business. But how dare they now ridicule people of faith. This kind of anti-religious bigotry is precisely what fuels Islamic terrorists’ hatred toward Americans.”

Mr. Bozell demanded that the Daily News apologize to “every person of faith it offended,” fire the person responsible for approving the front page story, and launch an investigation “into the personnel and policies that allowed this to happen so that it never happens again.”

Numerous news commentators and publications have mocked conservative politicians for offering their “thoughts and prayers” following Wednesday’s shooting that claimed 14 lives in San Bernardino. The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein and Arthur Delaney even dedicated an article, titled “Another Mass Shooting, Another Deluge Of Tweeted Prayers,” to mocking the gesture they deemed “useless.”

But the Daily News took it a step further in its “prayer-shaming,” according to some.

“This is what happens when a publication’s editors lose control of themselves,” tweeted Fox News’ Brit Hume.

“This is what passes for NYC journalism. Detestable,” wrote Fox News’ Todd Starnes.

“Hey Daily News. I think you sh*t the bed on this. Just awful,” wrote National Review’s Jonah Goldberg.

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