NBC calls Waukesha attack “accident”

A A man crashed into his car over the weekend in a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing six people (so far) and injuring dozens more. Eyewitnesses claim the driver intentionally accelerated and diverted his vehicle towards the revelers.

But let’s not call it an “attack,” suggests NBC News. Instead, let’s call it an “accident”.

In a video uploaded Tuesday describing the arrest of suspect Darrell E. Brooks Jr., who is black, NBC included a caption that read: “Video captured by a Ring camera appears to show [Brooks] outside a house before being arrested in connection with the Waukesha Parade crash.

At MSNBC, national security analyst Clint Watts this week also called the Waukesha murders an “accident” before correcting himself and using the word “attack.”

“One thing that concerns you,” he said, “is the idea of ​​contagion. Whether it had anything to do with that accident last night and the murder of these people, others might think of. an attack like this somewhere in the world. ”

As he spoke, MSNBC aired an on-air headline that read: “Questions Swirl About Safety In WI Parade Tragedy.”

Oh yes. The biggest question everyone worries about is whether the security at a Christmas parade in Wisconsin was too lax. Never mind finding answers to questions such as: What were the suspect’s motives? Why was he released on $ 1,000 bail when he allegedly ran over a woman with his car? What are the circumstances surrounding the multiple murders during the parade?

No, our questions regarding parade security measures are positive whirling.

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, meanwhile, declined to mention Darrell E. Brooks Jr.’s name this week during a segment covering the Waukesha attack. Rather, she called him a “suspect”, even though his name had already been made public.

NBC employees seem unable to find a happy medium.

They minimize or ignore the latest news or exaggerate it with incredibly misleading and maliciously misleading hyperbole. It is usually one or the other, rarely in between.

As we saw in the case of the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial, NBC staff immediately painted the 18-year-old white Illinoisan, who was found not guilty last week on all charges related to the Fatal shootout of two men during Black Lives 2020. Riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin as terrorist, white supremacist and murderer.

There’s no evidence to back up these claims, but that hasn’t stopped the folks at NBC from making the request anyway.

Even after the jury announced its verdict, NBC only shifted gears slightly, arguing that Rittenhouse’s acquittal is further proof that the United States is a white supremacist country and that its justice system is designed specifically to protect and promote racism. Network staff and guests continue to defend their own theories about what happened in Kenosha and what it all means for the United States, racism, social justice, white people, etc., even after Rittenhouse’s acquittal.

MSNBC this week aired a segment in which guest David Henderson argued that the Kenosha shooting was a victory for “vigilantes” everywhere. Other guests on separate segments of MSNBC this weekend also argued that Rittenhouse’s trial was a major victory for “white” self-defense. One guest said in particular that the verdict shows how much the US justice system favors white defendants. By the way, the weekend segment began with a quote from New York Times columnist Charles Blow, who calls Rittenhouse a “murderer.”

However, in the wake of a deadly vehicular bombing this weekend in Waukesha, the same network that had no problem labeling Rittenhouse as a terrorist and murderer is suddenly reluctant to speculate on the motives. NBC is even loath to refer to the Waukesha attack as such.

Indeed, for the Peacock Network, the Waukesha attack, which has already claimed the lives of six people, is apparently only an “accident” for which a certain anonymous “suspect” may or may not be responsible.

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