August 28, 2018
It was bad enough when the networks attempted to hide the Islamic extremist beliefs of the suspects in New Mexico compound that the FBI raided a few weeks ago for kidnapping and killing a 3-year-old boy, or when AP tried to spin the story as a gun problem. Now CNN’s trying to beat them all with the worst take, actually spinning the true villain of the story as “Islamophobia.”
On Twitter, the cable news outlet tweeted out this headline with the accompanying article: “New Mexico family compound family struggled with life off the grid.”
— CNN (@CNN) August 26, 2018
Of course this tweet earned immediate backlash as it appears CNN wants us to feel sorry for child abusers who were training children to carry out school shootings, and were plotting to attack a hospital in Atlanta. But the article inside was even worse.
CNN’s Emmanuella Grinberg immediately tried to portray the group of men and women who lived in a trash filled lot in the New Mexico desert town as just a “friendly” family struggling to survive away from conventional power sources. Grinberg bemoaned Islamophobic beliefs as the real problem tainting this group’s story, because they didn’t live in “conventional ways:”
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 6:00 am