Media Meltdown Over Trump Correctly Calling Paris Attack Terror
Press rage over president preempting French authorities with accurate observation
by Edmund Kozak
Updated 21 Apr 2017 at 9:06 PM
Several mainstream media figures were positively apoplectic on Thursday following comments made by President Donald Trump that suggested the terrorist attack in Paris was in fact a terrorist attack.
“Again, it’s happening, it seems,” Trump said during an afternoon press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. “I just saw it as I was walking in, so that’s a terrible thing. And that’s a very, very terrible thing that’s going on in the world today,” he continued.
“It looks like another terrorist attack.”
“But it looks like another terrorist attack. And what can you say? It just never ends. We have to be strong, and we have to be vigilant, and I’ve been saying it for a long time,” Trump continued.
The collective media freakout in reaction to the comments was swift.
“Trump calls Paris shooting ‘terrorist attack,’ Paris police have not yet announced motive,” the Associated Press tweeted incredulously.
Brian Williams, MSNBC’s fact-troubled anchor, was equally as upset that Trump dared suggest the attack may have been an act terrorism.
“President Trump said right off the bat to a question, looks like another terrorist attack in France that we have not been comfortable to call it that or report that, but we’ll have more reporting upcoming,” said Williams.
Williams’ colleague, Chuck Todd, who was providing commentary on the press conference with Williams, cautioned viewers that press coverage was “getting ahead of the facts.”
Chuck Todd as usual is an AH – PLAIN AND SIMPLE.