For John, BLUF: There is a theme and if the facts don't follow the theme the facts are ignored. Nothing to see here; just move along.
The source is Pajama Media and author Roger L Simon, on 17 August 2017.
Here is the lede plus one:
Within minutes of the announcement of the vehicular terror attack in Barcelona, Jim Sciutto and Wolf Blitzer of CNN were opining that the horrifying events in Spain may have been inspired by (i.e. were a copycat of) Charlottesville. The implications of this comparison are not only wrong-headed, they are reactionary and dangerous to the American public and the world.Yes, what were Reporters Wolf Blitzer and Jim Sciutto thinking? Perhaps the urge to be first overpowered the urge to be correct. It is not the CNN of the 1980s, which I remember fondly. How could they possibly draw the connection? This appears to be politics over analysis and reporting. Shame.
And this is for even more important reasons than the fact that Barcelona was a catastrophic attack with, as of this writing, 13 dead and over 100 wounded, many seriously. (Coordinated attacks were apparently attempted in other parts of Catalonia.)
And, of course, it is the media and the Bien-Pensant minimizing the involvement of Islam and in particular radical Islam with a bent toward killing the infidels or enslaving them—the Yazidis, the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims who don't believe the way Daesh and al Qaeda believe. If we ignore this long enough we will disappear under a wave of terror.
Here is a key paragraph out of Mr Simon's piece:
Not only that, a significant percentage of the left evinces sympathy for Islamic radicals, identifying with them and justifying their cause, despite the obvious misogyny and homophobia, through such latter-day crypto-fascist inventions as "intersectionality." The Antifa movement, in the forefront of that nauseating sympathy for Islamism, is far more prevalent and dangerous in U.S. society than those few pathetic remaining losers in the KKK and similar neo-Nazi groups. The Antifa thugs are seemingly everywhere, smashing windows and making life Hell for weak-willed university administrators across the country.Exactly. We are worried about a few meatheads who identify with the Klan or the National Socialists and forget the Fascists who believe they are anti-fascist, going by the name Antifa, while carry Soviet Flags and allegiance to Communism, Socialism and Anarchism.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff