Federal law enforcement officials said that shots fired at Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in San Antonio early Tuesday morning were the result of a “very targeted attack” against federal employees.
According to Newsbusters CBS managed to edit harsh media criticism out of its report, while NBC and ABC were silent on the attack altogether. While Spanish-language news, Telemundo didn’t cover it, Univision evening news didn’t cover it, and Univision late-night covered it but did not mention that it was being investigated as a targeted attack.
Last week, the liberal media fell all over themselves blaming “political rhetoric” for violent outbursts. Today, not so much: https://t.co/WM0PNz2hwk
— Rich Noyes (@RichNoyes) August 14, 2019
Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News did devote a full report to correspondent Gabe Gutierrez trying to shame the acting director of ICE over the agency doing its job during recent raids in Mississippi of companies that employed hundreds of illegal immigrants. Earlier in the day, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell wondered how Gutierrez “kept” his “cool” during the interview with the Trump administration official. More
NBC and ABC IGNORE Shooting at ICE Office, Seconds on CBS: Holding people responsible for overheated rhetoric after an act of violence only applies to Republicans/conservatives, not liberals/Democrats/MSM. https://t.co/3tDhngG9PW
— Real News Trump (@RealNewsTrump) August 14, 2019
A field office director for ICE was very direct in his response, inferring that the department believes the attacks were motivated from all the anti-ICE rhetoric.
Daniel Bible blamed lawmakers and the media for dangerously stoking anti-ICE sentiments: “Political rhetoric and misinformation that various politicians, media outlets and activist groups recklessly disseminate to the American people regarding the ICE mission only serve to further encourage these violent acts.”
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