Rhetorical choices

Given the building's iconic status, it is easy to see why America-haters would rejoice at seeing it fall — as some rejoiced when the Twin Towers in New York collapsed.
Not that there's anything inaccurate about that sentence in a narrow sense, because the people being described (Osama Bin Laden, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and whomever they would recruit for their plan to fly a plane into the U.S. Bank (f/k/a Library) Tower in L.A). pretty certainly do hate America, but it is a little strange to see it in a news article. I suppose the problematic thing about it is that some conservatives use the phrase "America-hater" more broadly than to describe people who are avowed enemies of the United States, and instead use it to talk about people who have less positive views of United States history than they do. So one can imagine some conflation going on.