United States President Donald Trump has been tweeted disparagingly about the media again.
It was a slightly strange tweet, given he took an exclusive interview with the New York Times last week, which he'd seemed to receive fairly positively at the time.
People on Twitter ran to the Times' defence:
Meanwhile, Trump fans praised their President for attacking the mainstream media.
The New York Times recently asked Trump's favourite show, Fox and Friends for an apology for what the newspaper called a...
...malicious and inaccurate segment...
about the Times.
The Times wrote in their request:
New York Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha said Sunday that she requested an 'on-air apology and tweet.'
The paper, she wrote, took issue with a Fox host on the segment saying that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'was able to sneak away under the cover of darkness after a New York Times story' in 2015 and a host's comment that the U.S. government 'would have had al-Baghdadi based on the intelligence that we had except someone leaked information to the failing New York Times.'
They also remarked:
The Times wrote a story Sunday saying President Donald Trump was wrong when he tweeted Saturday morning that the "failing" New York Times "foiled" a government attempt to kill al-Baghdadi, apparently a reaction to Fox's story.
The Times also pushed back against Fox's story, noting that the Pentagon issued a news release more than three weeks before the Times article that could have tipped off al-Baghdadi.
The paper also said the Pentagon "raised no objections" with it before the 2015 article on the intelligence gleaned from the raid was published.
As they said, Trump himself tweeted on 22 July:
Trump had earlier that day also tweeted angrily about leaks under his administration to the Washington Post: