Friday, August 18, 2017

CNN's Blitzer Links Barcelona To Charlottesville

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer raised some eyebrows Thursday when he compared the ISIS terror attack in Barcelona to last week's attack in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The host predicted there would be questions about whether the Barcelona attack was "at all, a copycat version" of what happened in Virginia.

"They used the same killing device," Blitzer noted, since both attacks involved a vehicle being used to hit innocent people.

On his show on Fox Business, Stuart Varney said the comment was "outrageous" and was an attempt to associate President Trump with the terrorist attack.

"Wolf Blitzer is a good man, but he shouldn't have done that," he said.

Syndicated radio host Tammy Bruce agreed, pointing out that others on CNN picked up on the talking point and the coverage should concern Americans.

"There's a pathological fixation. Every single thing they see over there they interpret through the lens of hating Trump," said Bruce.

She said the idea is to make Americans "infer" that Trump is responsible for what happened in Charlottesville and now can also be linked to the Spain attack, which left 14 dead and dozens injured.

Bruce made the point that Fox Business covers world events through the lens of business and markets, but many in the media are now covering every event with a tainted anti-Trump view.

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