A lot of people are unhappy about The New York Post's 'Civil War' front page on the Dallas shootings

The New York Post made a big call this morning with this front page declaring that last night’s shootings of several Dallas police officers was a “Civil War.” The shootings continued this morning as police pinned down a resistant lone gunman in the heart of the city. Five police officers have died so far and a total of 11 were shot.

The situation is messy, chaotic,¬†fluid and unresolved. Authorities still don’t know the full toll or how many people were involved in the sniper plot.

Yet the Post delivered this instant verdict:

The front page produced a largely negative reaction from Twitter users:


Twitter users responding directly to the Post’s tweet of its front page were almost universal in their condemnation of the headline.

The siege continued this morning.

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