Saturday, September 25, 2021

Media Lying By Omission

Frankly, lying by omission is the preferred media method.

A frightening incident took place Wednesday on a JetBlue flight from Boston to San Juan in which a passenger assaulted a flight attendant, broke free of wrist ties once restrained, and attempted to storm the cockpit, with the door open because a crew member had used the toilet.  Although the passenger shouted the name "Allah," nearly all the media reports that I have been able to find (herehere, and here, for instance) omit that point and merely state that he was angry about a failed phone call and imply that mental illness was the root cause of the attack....

Must be sick in the head, eh?

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