Wednesday, May 06, 2015




NBC Declines to Label Gunmen in TX Terror Shooting ‘Islamic Extremists’ or 'Terrorists'

In covering the failed terrorist attack at a Prophet Mohammad cartoon event in Texas, NBC neglected to describe the two gunmen on Monday evening as “Islamic extremists” or “terrorists” while all three English networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) prominently touted the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) description of AFDI as an “anti-Muslim” or “anti-Islamic” “hate group.”

NBC Nightly News interim anchor Lester Holt declared in a tease that “gunmen” had “opened fire at an anti-Islamist event in Texas” and later before correspondent Jacob Rascone’s report that “[i]t happened at a Dallas suburb where a group the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled an anti-Islamic hate group was holding a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest.”

On the subject of whether it was a work of terrorism, Holt only went as far as to note that “authorities are investigating it as a possible terror attack.” As for Rascon, the NBC News correspondent continually referred to the terrorists as only “gunmen” or “suspects” and parroted the SPLC’s label from Garland, Texas:

While the CBS Evening News also promoted the SPLC’s labeling of AFDI, the CBS newscast stood out in how it described those behind the shooting. Anchor Scott Pelley made the immediate connection to Islam in one of the show’s opening teases: “Islamic extremists open fire in a terror attack near Dallas. We now know who the suspects were.”

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Drawing cartooons is evidently more "hateful" than shooting to kill people

Anonymous said...

This is why more people watch FOX news than all the others combined.

MDH

Bird of Paradise said...

Who cant trust the dirty lying peacock?

Anonymous said...

Correction:

This is why more right wing people watch FOX news than all the others combined.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 1:46 PM, MDH was more accurate. More people (who watch news) watch FOX than all others combined. More uninformed voters are progressive liberals.

Anonymous said...

Many people watch Faux News because it's so entertainingly retarded!

Alpha Skua said...

Anon 1:46 Many call CNN the COMMUNISTS NEWS NETWORK after all its owned by Red Ted Turner

Anonymous said...

Just label them as liberals, like the nutter that shot Gabby Giffords.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Many people watch Faux News because it's so entertainingly retarded!
2:32 AM

Typical comment by a mentally retarded Liberal. Liberalism is a mental affliction.

Anonymous said...

1:53 AM A typically unimaginative comment by a paranoid "liberalophobe".

Anonymous said...

If the gunmen were not extremists or terrorists then they must be moderate Islamists that everyone insists are harmless. Well these two moderates are well and truly harmless now.