CNN continues to embarrass itself. Today CNN’s John Avalon used the anniversary of 9/11 to highlight how “right-wingers” are worse than Islamic terrorists:
CNN claims “right wing” terrorists are worse than the jihadists who attacked America on 9/11. pic.twitter.com/p3yaNwDbTD
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 11, 2019
It’s one thing to discuss on any given day the emerging threat from White Supremacists and how we must take that seriously, despite what Tucker Carlson might say. It’s another to highlight it as the worst threat America faces on the anniversary of 9/11. It’s insulting and it’s not true.
Notice what Avalon does here. He quotes from New America, which states that right-wing terrorists have killed more people than Islamic terrorists since 9/11. Which means this statistic doesn’t include 9/11, because if it did there would be no comparison.
But let’s take his stat and look it. According to New America:
When a white supremacist gunman killed more than 20 people at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart on Saturday, he claimed a dubious honor for his cause: Right-wing terrorism is once again responsible for more deaths on U.S. soil (107) than jihadi terrorism (104) since 9/11, according to data collected by New America.
There’s a difference of THREE people killed, which earns the so-called “right-wing” terrorists the gold prize of being America’s “deadliest terrorists”. But again when you add it to the deaths on 9/11, in which nearly 3,000 people were murdered, there’s just no comparison.
Why is there this insistence by the liberal media, on the anniversary of 9/11, to FORGET what happened 18 years ago? Why are they intentionally leaving it out of their statistics? Because they want to paint a narrative that draws your attention away from Islam and towards what they believe they can use against the president to defeat him in 2020. Also, they don’t want to be ‘Islamophobic’ by talking about the real threat within Islam.
It’s cowardly, malicious, and completely irresponsible.