Skip to comments.Media Bias Can No Longer Be Reasonably Denied
Posted on 08/18/2017 4:39:07 PM PDT by richardb72
The news media wants to tie everything it can to the Charlottesville attack. Wolf Blitzer was worried just a couple of hours after yesterdays van attack in Barcelona, Spain, which left at least 13 dead and over 100 injured. There will be questions if what happened in Barcelona was at all, at all a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, even though they may be different characters and different political ambitions. They used the same killing device, a vehicle going at high speed into a large group of pedestrians.
The notion that Islamic terrorists, like those in Barcelona or the next day in Cambrils, Spain, got the idea for these attacks from Charlottesville is absurd. Europes first Islamic terror attack with a vehicle occurred in March 2002. Two cars were crashed through the main gate of a synagogue in Lyon, France. Fortunately, though, no one died.
ISIS has used vehicle attacks since 2014, even providing its followers with detailed instructions on the best method. These attacks are planned long in advance.
Vehicle attacks have occurred all over the world, with the three worst happening in Nice, France (86 dead); Xinjiang, China (39 dead); and Srinagar, India (38 dead). Others have occurred in London, Stockholm, Melbourne, East Jerusalem, Berlin, the Netherlands, and India. Islamic terrorists have clearly learned from each other, taking notice of highly successful attacks like the one in Nice.
Vehicle attacks are still rare, though they are becoming more frequent. Since 2000, there have been 11 terrorist van attacks with four or more fatalities, but six of those have occurred just this year. Two more occurred last year.
Europeans have been thinking about vehicle attacks for a while before Charlottesville. After an attack this April left five dead and 15 injured in Stockholm, there was even a discussion about establishing large, vehicle-free zones. Banning cars from an area is not the same as banning guns and hoping that terrorists will comply. Putting up barricades in pedestrian-heavy areas seems likely to stop vehicle attacks. . . .
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The 2016 terror attack in Nice, France was a copycat of Charlottesville - Wolf Blitzer
“”There will be questions if what happened in Barcelona was at all, at all a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia,””
My goodness - time to retire, Wolf! He never heard of such a horrific act before? Must have a “delete” key on his brain. Well, maybe not - he sure doesn’t use it to wipe out anything he can blame Trump for...
“The 2016 terror attack in Nice, France was a copycat of Charlottesville - Wolf Blitzer”
Using their logic I would think it would be safe to say that tearing down the statues would be copying the Taliban and ISIS.
The attack in Spain must really annoy the leftist masterminds who set up the statue propaganda storm. After what must have been weeks of planning and coordination here comes a few of Mad Moes Morons pushing their narrative off the front page. Sometimes plotting a coup can be a real drag.
He is a total idiot, and I feel like a fool for ever taking him seriously as a journalist.
Can’t say I blame Wolf for his pathetic attempt to tie Charlottesville to Spain. After all that hard work on their propaganda blitz he had to do something to keep the lies fresh and center stage.
This is disinformation.
Do 12 year old’s write the news copy at CNN?
Did any of these idiots at CNN, Fox, MSNBC, or anywhere for that matter, even watch the video of what happened?
The kid was just creeping along through the crowd. He didn’t go barrelling into it at full speed from a distance.
Then Antifa surround him and start to beat on his car.
He floors it to get out of there and yeah, hit some people doing so.
But he ran into cars in front of him. Can’t get out that way. So he had to back up.
While his reverse lights are on, and while he is in motion going backwards, this girl jumps on the right rear of his car so she can hit his window with a bat.
She slips off the side as he speeds up and is then pinned against another car as he passes it, tragically resulting in her death.
So maybe this kid acted with recklessness. Maybe even gross recklessness. That’s for a jury to decide. But this is not a “murder” and that’s how it’s being treated by virtually everyone everywhere right now..
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In an amazing journalistic coup, Wolf Blitzer reports that he personally saw Donald Trump at the wheel of the car, deliberately running over puppies and kittens as well as their owners. Brian Williams was his eyewitness.
The Ministry of Propaganda has been glaringly obvious to all but the most obtuse.
Like we’ve heard so much about Antifa, blm and Dallas cop killer, and the racial assassination today in Jackson MS
Oh yeah, and the Spanish ISLAMIC TERRORISM such disappeared from the “news”
Why does hatred for their own country burn so deep within the American Media?
That headline was true 50 years ago. The right wants to be nice sooo badly it makes them stupid.
This is the first I have heard that the girl died while he was backing up. It is at worst manslaughter but in I have to say that I probably wouldn’t have done any better if I was in the middle of a chimp-out and my car was being destroyed by baseball bats. I remember the 2002 LA riots watching a helicopter film a white truck driver being pulled out of his truck by feral hoods and having his head crushed in with a brick. I would rather face a court trial than that any day.