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Lying CNN

CNN posted a fake news headline:

Berlin Christmas market: 9 dead, at least 50 injured in truck crash

(Lated updated to "Berlin Christmas market: 12 dead, 48 hospitalized in truck crash")

A major terrorism attack is not a "truck crash". CNN is dishonestly trying to make it sound like a traffic accident.

This is like the fake news headlines that report crimes by illegal immigrants with intentionally non-descriptive terms like "man". Ann Coulter explains:

As described in excruciating detail in Adios, America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole, our media already have a totally "open mind" about incest and child rape -- and murder! -- when it's committed by immigrants.

Thus, for example, where I would have chosen the headline: "Illegal Alien Convicted of Incest, Child Rape," The Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press went with the less catchy: "Man guilty in case of human smuggling.”

And where I would have used the headline, "Illegal Alien Repeatedly Raped 14-year-old Girl at Job Site," The Commercial Dispatch in Columbus, Mississippi, went with the more subtle, "Columbus resident charged with molestation.”

Donald Trump did much better than CNN:

Our hearts and prayers are with the loved ones of the victims of today’s horrifying terror attack in Berlin. Innocent civilians were murdered in the streets as they prepared to celebrate the Christmas holiday. ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad. These terrorists and their regional and worldwide networks must be eradicated from the face of the earth, a mission we will carry out with all freedom-loving partners.

I wrote a CNN-style version of Trump's statement:

Our hearts and prayers are with the loved ones of the victims of today’s horrifying truck crash in Berlin. Innocent pedestrians died in the streets adjacent to the crash as they prepared to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Drunk and other bad drivers continually slaughter motorists and pedestrians in their communities and this needs to change. These unsafe drivers and their memes must be educated to drive safely, a mission we will carry out with all safety-loving partners.

Elliot Temple on December 19, 2016

Comments (4)

Update on what CNN is calling it

CNN is now saying that it's a crash being investigated as terrorism.

Anonymous at 3:53 AM on December 20, 2016 | #7894
#7894 what's your point?

Anonymous at 4:08 AM on December 20, 2016 | #7895


What is happening with respect to Russia - Syria and the US Election - is arguably relevant to the subject that you are speaking up about. I would like to hear what you have to say on this if that is something you wish to speak about.
[I decided to word this request as neutral as possible. It's not necessarily an ideal approach, but it is the better fit given the nature of my comment is requesting your view]

Heavy Metal at 7:28 PM on December 29, 2016 | #8129
i stopped following politics much after the election. i haven't really been paying enough attention to comment on russia and syria current events.

curi at 7:29 PM on December 29, 2016 | #8130

What do you think?

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