Just as the world was coping with the on camera assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, news broke of another terrorist attack, this time in Berlin where an unknown attacker drove a truck through a busy street in a Christmas market killing 12 pedestrians and injuring 48. The attacker in this case is being reported as a Pakistani refugee. This attack is eerily similar to what happened this July in Nice, France where a similar ‘truck’ claimed the lives of 87 people. Soon the media started coming out with headlines which implied that the truck caused this incident out of its own will and refrained from giving any inking that it was a terrorist attack let alone try find out if the attack had any links to a particular religion.
Soon social media users noticed how main stream media reports were being framed and took to twitter to call out the highly politically correct position taken by the main stream media.
CNN which had recently faced ire after leaking its questions to Hillary Clinton, looked like getting into another controversy:
It’s just a “truck crash,” says CNN. Not an attack and definitely nothing to do with Islam. pic.twitter.com/ed8Z7bTmqG
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) December 19, 2016
When the media dismisses a guilty confession coming out of an under trial’s mouth as falsehood:
Berlin Police – Terrorist attack
ISIS – We did it
Sky – Lorry ‘attack’
ITV – Deadly lorry
CNN – Truck crash
BBC – Lorry crash#fakenews
— An Individual (@Citizen751908) December 19, 2016
If such reporting continues then some lorries might end up going to jail:
BBC from Berlin: Lorry kills nine at Christmas market.
— Tarek तारिक Fatah (@TarekFatah) December 19, 2016
Some satirically tried to point out the hypocrisy of the media:
— Arnold’s Soundness (@brakoo) December 20, 2016
Even while blaming the attack on a vehicle the media was confused if it was a truck or a lorry which carried out the attack. And yes there’s a difference:
Looks like the reliable mainstream media cannot make up its mind whether the #BerlinAttack was perpetrated by a “lorry” or a “truck”.
— SydneyTrads (@SydneyTrads) December 20, 2016
BBC was still hoping that it was all an accident:
— Anna Kulka (@annakulka82) December 20, 2016
Maybe from now on there would also be a distinction made between good trucks and bad trucks:
For the next 48 hours, “lorry” and “truck” will be euphemisms for “Pakistani refugee”. Tell your friends. #BerlinAttack
— Faith J. Goldy ن?? (@FaithGoldy) December 20, 2016
Finally CBS went so politically correct that it called the Christmas market where the attack happened as a ‘holiday market’:
— Shawn Alain (@GoodVibraShawn) December 20, 2016
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