Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Don't mention terrorism

John Kerry Wishes the Media Would Cover Terrorism Less Often. By Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt

Even by John Kerry standards, this is pretty bad, as noted by the good folks at CNS News:
Remember this: No country is immune from terrorism. It’s easy to terrorize. Government and law enforcement have to be correct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. But if you decide one day you’re going to be a terrorist and you’re willing to kill yourself, you can go out and kill some people. You can make some noise. Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on. (Applause.)
Think about that: The audience is applauding the vision of a world where “people wouldn’t know what’s going on.” This applause came during Kerry’s remarks at the Edward M. Kennedy Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a joint project between the Bangladeshi Liberation War Museum and the U.S. Embassy. The Center is “committed to open dialogue, informed action, individual and artistic expression, and personal and professional development.” So people applauded the “people wouldn’t know what’s going on” line at a center devoted to open dialogue and informed action.
You can’t write satire about this administration anymore; it’s become too inherently contradictory and absurd.

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