By Kirk D.
A shooting at a Quebec City mosque last night left 6 dead and 18 wounded.
Initially the shooter(s) had yet to be identified, but a parody twitter account with the handle of Reuter New Braek, using a similar Reuters logo, minus the “s” at the end, tweeted that:
“Authorities have identified the suspects in #Quebec City shooting as white supremacists David M.J. Aurine and Mathieu Fournier”
The parody twitter account used the names of two right wing bloggers, Davis M.J. Aurini and Matt Forney, slightly altering the names but using their pictures.
In the real world of journalism, any major news outlet would attempt to fact check any source of information they get before publishing anything about a particular story. But not the Daily Beast.
They took the bait; hook, line and sinker. It took them until about midnight to correct the story, but by then any looming credibility had been lost .
This is not the first time the main stream media and the political left wished that a shooter was “white” in order to fit a narrative.
John Podesta and other Clinton insiders were caught in leaked Hillary Clinton emails wishing that the San Bernardino shooters were white, or a ’Tea Partier’ .
But alas, it turns out that the Quebec shooters were yet again, Muslim extremists of Moroccan origin identified as Mohamed el Khadir and Alexandre Bissonnette.
ORIGINAL statements made it out that the Moroccan guy was involved, but in reality he was not. Even the story the Actual Anarchy story cites now says:
“The lone suspect accused of opening fire at a Quebec City mosque was formally charged with six counts of first-degree murder on Monday evening, one day after the massacre that killed six men.
The suspect was identified as 27-year-old Alexandre Bissonnette, a student at the nearby Laval University, the CBC reported. Bissonnette also was charged with five counts of attempted murder.
A second man, Mohamed el Khadir, was initially identified as an additional suspect by Quebec officials. Reuters and the French language newspaper La Presse reported earlier that one of the suspects was of Moroccan origin, a report that was picked up by Fox News and other news outlets. But police later announced there was only one suspect in the attack, and Khadir was identified as a witness.”
One of the men yelled:
before opening fire at the mosque.
But I’m sure the same media who got the identities wrong will also claim that ‘this has nothing to do with radical Islam.’ However, this attack illustrates the importance for non radical Islam to start taking a more hands on approach to dealing with their own fringe groups.
Clearly, no one is safe from this scourge.