Little Green Footballs

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Charles Johnson: King of the Hacks

This is classic LGF, if there's nothing to pin on Islam there's always the press to misrepresent. Charles is alleging in this post (without any facts obviously) that Reuters are 'dancing on eggs' and that they edited their piece to be as 'politically correct' as possible. Here it is with the same sections Charles highlighted on there.

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A lone gunman burst into a Jewish organization in downtown Seattle on Friday, killing one woman and wounding five others in what authorities were calling a hate crime.

Police said the gunman had been arrested without a struggle inside the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, where the shooting took place, and was being questioned by police.

The gunman is a U.S. citizen, and police said initial contacts with him by phone while he was inside the building indicated that he was a Muslim.

Amy Wasser-Simpson, the federation’s vice president, told the Seattle Times in a story on its Web site that the man got past security at the building and shouted, “I’m a Muslim American; I’m angry at Israel,” before he began shooting. [They couldn’t avoid this admission, since the Seattle Times already broke the story. —ed.]

“This was a purposeful, hateful act as far as we know, by an individual acting alone,” said Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels at a news conference, adding “This is a crime of hate.
1. He was a lone gunman

2. This was a hate crime

3. He was a US citizen

4. He did indicate he was a Muslim

5. Are you saying that if the Seattle Times hadn't reported it they would'nt have? Are you a mind reader Charles?

6. Why are you highlighting parts of somebody's direct quote? Are you accusing Reuters of changing the wording of Mayor Nickels statement? That's a pretty serious charge.

Charles Johnson. Dishonest hack.

No comments: