One wag on Twitter noted…
…and there won’t be a single mention of abortion clinic bombers, white nationalists, or the Klan. https://t.co/Cnycy1QzBu
— Tengrain (@Tengrain) February 7, 2017
And sure enough, the list is available, and oddly white male Xristian terrorists are not represented. The good ol’ boys are gonna have to try harder.
The White House released on Monday a list of 78 terrorist attacks that the Trump administration claim were not sufficiently covered by the nation’s press. The list, however, included some mass killings that were covered well enough to make their locales into symbols of anger and grief: Orlando and San Bernardino, Nice and Paris in France, and Brussels in Belgium.
According to a White House official, the international list was sent out to prove the point “that these terrorists attacks are so pervasive at this point that they do not spark the wall-to-wall coverage they once did.”
“If you look back just a few years ago, any one of these attacks would have been ubiquitous in every news outlet, and now they’re happening so often — at a rate of more than once every two weeks, according to the list — that networks are not devoting to each of them the same level of coverage they once did,” the official said.
So it’s more of The Russian Usurper’s war on the press? Yeah.