Trump Says the Press Didn’t Cover the Orlando Shooting Enough

Trump Says the Press Didn’t Cover the Orlando Shooting Enough

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Trump’s White House released a list of 78 terror attacks that, they say, the mainstream media did not cover enough. The tragic shooting at LGBTQ nightclub Pulse in Orlando was on the list.

We don’t need to explain why that’s bullshit, right? The Pulse shooting got tons of coverage. It made headlines on every newspaper. It got hours and hours of televised coverage. It even got a comic book tribute from Superman.

Curiously, Politico notes, Trump’s list did not include Dylann Roof’s shooting in a black church in 2015, or the mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado that same year. But the list did include a few non-fatal incidents that left zero casualties. And it misspelled the word “attacker” several times.

The purpose of the White House’s weird stunt is probably to breed even more distrust for the media so that they can’t contradict Team Trump’s many lies as effectively, and also to make people even more paranoid about Islamic terrorism in order to justify anti-Muslim policies.

 

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