“Last night, snipers killed five police officers and wounded seven others at an otherwise peaceful rally protesting recent police shootings.” [In Dallas on July 7.]
Duh. Does anyone else think that the above is the most bizarre introduction ever to a story? It’s presented by The Washington Post, no less.
Look. Five police officers were killed and seven others wounded. Now that’s a bloody carnage.
So for the world-famous newspaper to tag on, in the very same breath and sentence, its out-of-place description of “an otherwise peaceful rally” is simply outre. And this comes in the first paragraph of the WP article some more.
The liberal media is losing it.
ref. ‘After assassination of police officers, Trump says the right thing‘ (The Washington Post, 8 July 2016)
Liberal media serving the dysfunctional left
Key elements to the Dallas shooting narrative are replete with irony:
- The rally was held to protest recent police shootings
- At the event, police officers got shot, injured and killed while performing their duty to guard the protesters
- The Washington Post called it “an otherwise peaceful rally” … err… no, it wasn’t!
The intentions of the demonstrators are questionable. In the first place, did the rally goers take the streets with nothing but ‘peace’ on their mind? I doubt it.
In the same introductory passage, The Washington Post also reported the suspect as stating that “he wanted to kill white people, especially white officers”.
The suspected shooter/sniper was a black man.
Protests also broke out in other American cities. In Philadelphia, protestors vowed a “weekend of rage”. Race tensions are high.
Meanwhile in Malaysia, if we were to follow the Washington Post style of reporting, a story introduction might sound something like this:
Last night, suspected Isis foot soldiers wounded eight people in an otherwise peaceful night out for clubbers watching a football live telecast.
The site of the attack – Movida in the heavily Chinese Puchong – is a nondescript outlet. It’s uncertain why the nightclub was targeted except that it was a place frequented by the “kafirs”, as according to Abu Hamzah al-Fateh’s declaration.
In an interview with Oriental Daily News, the alleged mastermind behind the attack Abu Hamzah said he was upset about the insults hurled at Islam (by DAP evangellistas). The suspected Isis militant also stated he would mount a second attack against Chinese if his warning went unheeded.
BELOW: Among the nightclub patrons injured in the Puchong blast at Movida on June 28