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When an interesting event occurs, I usually try to find out what happened. Sometimes, I’ll also read The New York Times or CNN’s website, to find out what the Democratic Party wants me to think about it. The second part is usually more interesting because the events themselves tend to be predictable and repetitive. But the efforts of Democrats to conceal reality behind layers of laughable leftism can be entertaining at times. Since the actual events can be boring and horrifying simultaneously, reading leftist propaganda rather than news can be a pleasant diversion. I’m convinced that some people intentionally watch CNN to avoid facing reality. The CNN version is better — more comforting. I understand.
Take, for example, the Texas synagogue where a ‘gunman’ took hostages yesterday. Presuming that I already knew what happened and why before actually reading about it, I figured ‘what the heck‘ and went to CNN’s website. I can learn about the event later. CNN didn’t disappoint. Check out the first four paragraphs of the story (emphasis mine):
(CNN) An elite FBI hostage rescue team breached a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, Saturday night, safely recovering three remaining captives after a nearly 11-hour hostage situation, federal and local officials said.
The lone suspect is dead, authorities added.
“Prayers answered. All hostages are out alive and safe,” Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted about 20 minutes after a large bang and gunfire were heard in the direction of the synagogue, just outside Fort Worth.
A spokesperson for the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said in an email to CNN on Sunday that the government was “aware of the death of a British man in Texas and are in contact with the local authorities,” but stopped short of confirming that he was the same man as the hostage-taker.
Later in the story, CNN pointed out that authorities actually do know who did this:The suspect has been identified, FBI Dallas Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno told reporters in a news conference after the hostage rescue, but authorities are not revealing his identity as the investigation continues.
Ok, so while
the spin is planned outthe investigation continues, they are understandably not releasing the information they know, in fears that it might be misinterpreted. They want to be sure they have the facts in order before releasing any information, just like they did with George Floyd.
Sorry. I know this isn’t funny. But it gets boring, watching different versions of the same thing happen over and over again. Horrifying. But boring.
So anyway, based on the CNN story, what do we know about the hostage taker?
We know that he is British. They have not yet released his name. So for now, let’s call him ‘Nigel’.
We know that Nigel has regrettably passed away. No cause of death has been released. So for now, let’s presume COVID.
We know that he prefers the pronouns he/him. I’m not sure how CNN ascertained that – perhaps the FBI discussed that with the suspect before his untimely death. We’re not sure of his biological sex, of course, so we won’t presume. We certainly don’t want to offend anyone.
But why did Nigel take these hostages? Why did he choose a Jewish synagogue as a target?
Toward the end of the CNN story, we find these two remarkable paragraphs:
Two law enforcement officials told CNN earlier Saturday that investigators believe the hostage taker may have been motivated by a desire to release Aafia Siddiqui, who is serving an 86-year sentence at a facility in Texas. She was convicted in 2010 on seven charges, including attempted murder and armed assault on US officers in Afghanistan.
“We do believe from our engaging with this subject that he was singularly focused on one issue, and it was not specifically related to the Jewish community, but we’ll continue to work to find motive,” DeSarno said.
So FBI agent in charge DeSarno is not sure exactly what the motivation was behind this attack. Although he believes that the suspect’s motives were, “singularly focused on one issue, and it was not specifically related to the Jewish community“. Right.
He would probably say the same thing if a MAGA hat wearing Texas redneck had taken hostages at a mosque, and demanded the release of the January 6 protestors. That would not be hate crime against Muslims, of course. That would be a “subject that he was singularly focused on one issue, and it was not specifically related to the Muslim community“. That’s exactly what the
Democrat partyFBI would say. Right.
Barack Obama repeatedly said that antisemitism would not be tolerated. Then a Muslim kills a bunch of Jews at a kosher deli in France, and President Obama said that the attack was carried out by, “a bunch of violent, vicious zealots who behead people or randomly shoot a bunch of folks in a deli in Paris.” They weren’t victims of an antisemitic hate crime. No, it was just a random bunch of folks who were killed by a zealot. Nothing to see here. Right.
Allow me to make three points, which are so obvious that I hesitate to waste your time with them. But it’s easy to overlook the obvious sometimes, like a fish being unaware of water. So for the sake of not missing the blindingly obvious:
1. The left will defend anyone who attacks Jews.
2. Jews have voted 70-80% Democrat for decades.
3. The Texas synagogue news story is going to disappear faster than a Clinton informant.
This is why CNN is better than reality. Reality is horrifying.
Predictable. Boring. Obvious. Repetitive.
But horrifying.Published in