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June 9, 2016 12:09 pm

CNN Comes Under Fire for Calling Tel Aviv Shooters ‘Terrorists’ in Quote Marks

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The CNN tweet calling Palestinian terrorist shooters "terrorists" in quote marks after Wednesday's attack in Tel Aviv. Photo: Twitter.

The CNN tweet calling Palestinian terrorist shooters “terrorists” in quote marks after Wednesday’s attack in Tel Aviv. Photo: Twitter.

JNS.org – CNN came under fire Wednesday for its social media reporting on the Palestinian terrorist shooting attack in Tel Aviv that left four Israelis dead and seven others wounded.

The breaking news update on CNN’s Twitter account presented the word “terrorists” in quote marks, angering dozens of followers, who wondered why the news outlet would qualify its report despite the clear nature of Wednesday’s incident. CNN tweeted, “Two ‘terrorists’ captured after Tel Aviv attack, Israeli police spokesman tweets.”

“Take the quote marks off terrorists when that is exactly what they are! It’s not a subjective noun or adjective; civilians murdered,” one Twitter user wrote.

“Did the ‘terrorist’ ‘murder’ four ‘innocent’ people? What ‘wonderful’ reporters you have,” another user posted.

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  • Franklin Delano Paskutnik

    After the Tel Aviv terrorist atrocity a CNN reporter in Jerusalem quickly went on air accusing Israel of “collective punishment” in response to Israel’s efforts to safeguard the country – even though not a single Palestinian was hurt when implementing these security measures.We must recall that following the 9/11 attacks the US immediately went on the warpath in Afghanistan causing the deaths of countless thousands,including many civilians.Was that also “collective punishment”? CNN didn’t think so then !

  • sifter

    The didn’t use quotations when reporting Charlie Hebdo attack. I guess Israeli innocents are” legitimate” targets. One can only hope the media uses quotation marks when Muslims eventually slaughter CNN media personnel, for being “Infidels”.

  • Eric R.

    Expel CNN from Israel, and rough up their “reporters” on the way out.

  • Stein

    I will continue to increasingly support rightwing political parties, until the leftwing ceases to support Islamists.

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