Another day, another horror. Sky and ITV (among others) have been reporting a machete attack in Reutlingen, Germany for the past half hour or so. (There's nothing on the BBC website yet).
It appears that a woman has been killed and two injured. A suspect has been arrested:
Sky is reporting that the attacker is a Syrian refugee:
Didn't even make the headlines, but I'm an uneducated northern xenophobic racist apparently, so what do I know about our glorious tax payer funded impartial BBC. Pissing in the wind.ReplyDelete
Offs from the BBC website "Police said the attacker had been arrested and there was no indication that it was terrorist attack" really and here's me thinking that if the person is of a certain religion that is an indicator before you prove otherwise. Further we will never know there's too many happening now for anybody to really remember to ask after it drops from the headlines.ReplyDelete
BBC getting mocked, justifiably, across all social media for their tardy attempts to 'report' this in truly bizarre ways to avoid using facts that don't suit, and failing to ask basic journalistic questions.ReplyDelete
Wonder how the Ansbach restaurant explosion will be reported...when they eventually get round to it...It's almost like they've decided to become an anti-news site.ReplyDelete
Somebody should make a loop of that clip of dopey Beeboid female enthusiastically welcoming 'refugees' and telling them they're safe now.ReplyDelete
Jenny Hill is her name. Her Twitter account by the way is still pumping out retweeted anti-Brexit propaganda. But yes, that's a great idea. Just intersperse her bonkers "welkommen" stuff with scenes of slaughter in Germany. Bound to be a You Tube hit, till they take it down.Delete
At least the BBC is leading its website early this morning with the Ansbach bombing (obviously far too serious and significant a story to play down):ReplyDelete
Syrian migrant 'behind German blast'
"A failed asylum seeker from Syria has killed himself and injured 12 others after detonating a bomb near a music festival in southern Germany, officials say."
There's also a prominent report on the arrest of "a 16-year-old Afghan friend of David Ali Sonboly" over the Munich attack - an article which shows the German police rolling back on their earlier claims of a clear link to Breivik:
"He also said police had not found the manifesto of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik when they searched the gunman's room at his parents' flat.
A day earlier, officials had raised the possibility of a link to Breivik, whose own attack was carried out five years earlier to the day."
Of course, it wasn't just German officials who had emphasised that alleged far-right link. The BBC led the UK media in doing so too.
The BBC leapt on that reference to Breivik by the German police like a hungry, slavering dog seizing a meaty bone in its jaws. They are supposed to be journalists. Why do they never ask any relevant questions when it's do with Islam or Islamic terrorism? Unless it's something they want to have a go at - they will be asking plenty of questions about the Green case (rightly).Delete
That headline is clearly inaccurate.Delete
He was clearly also above, in front and to the sides of said blast too.
As to Sonny Dave, as he is known in the BBC rec room, who knows what else a German official may mutter to be propelled to headline status... in 'quotes', of course, to be covered.
"Failed asylum seeker" - germ of a narrative there...expect more stories about his despair owing to racist dismissal of his asylum application triggering mental illness and then the attack. Nothing to do with shhh you know what.ReplyDelete
The German Police can still raise a laugh though. They are earnestly investigating whether this was a simple "suicide gone wrong" or whether he actually meant to kill other people as well...ha-ha. You have to laugh otherwise you will break down sobbing.
The Bavarian interior minister doesn't inspire confidence either: "We don't know if this man planned on suicide or if he had the intention of killing others".Delete
The BBC did get eventually get round to posting an online report about the machete attack by a Syrian migrant. (It's at the bottom of their 'Europe' news page).ReplyDelete
It's short, doesn't mention that the victim was pregnant, and reports the German Police as saying that they think it was a "crime of passion" rather than a terrorist attack.
I came across this news item on Jihad Watch...says it all that such an important story doesn't get a mention on BBC - or indeed the rest of the MSM:ReplyDelete
"A 48-year-old Iraqi man has been arrested on charges of possessing explosives in Poland. The arrest in Lodz comes just days ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Poland for World Youth Day.
Small amounts of explosives, “not sufficient to make an explosion” were found on the man, according to Beata Marczak, spokeswoman for prosecutors in the central Polish city of Lodz said. He could face up to eight years in prison if convicted on charges of illegal possession of explosives, she added.
Explosive traces were found on the man’s luggage and clothes at hotels in Lodz and Krakow, news channel Polsat News reported. The man was reportedly arrested at a hotel in Lodz on Sunday and was reportedly in possession of notes on preparing terrorist acts against French supermarkets in Poland.
The man was reportedly questioned by the Internal Security Agency in English and put under two months’ arrest"
Incidentally I found ITV's coverage of the events in France today as much more impressive than BBC. They used words like murdered, butchered, and atrocity - in other words a more faithful representation of reality than the BBC's approach which was more like an excerpt from an Open University sociology module.