How the media is handling today’s murder of 4 Marines

By Tom Quiner

Four Marines were murdered today. What a tragedy.

The immediate questions: who and why? Fox News supplied the immediate information we wanted to know: the shooter has an Islamic name. The other websites took a more politically-correct approach:

FOX NEWS:  Tennessee Terror:  Gunman who killed 4 Marines in Chattanooga ID’s as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

CNN:  Witness: Armed man shot military recruitment office

ABC — 4 Marines killed in Chatanooga shooting

NBC –Gunman kills 4 Marines in Tennessee Military Buildings

CBS — 4 Marines killed in attacks on Tenn. military facilities

Will we get serious journalism this time, or the usual PC?


  1. parrillaturi on July 16, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Sorry to say this, but we will get the usual PC.

    • quinersdiner on July 16, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      That’s my concern, too.

  2. Steve Kirby on July 16, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Expect the PC to continue, because this incident undermines two of the Liberal mantras:

    1. Islam is a religion of peace – As with the attack on the Little Rock recruiting station and the massacre at Fort Hood in 2009, we again have a Muslim following the teachings of Islam and killing non-Muslims. Here are examples of the teachings of Islam:

    “Then when the Sacred Months have passed, then kill the Mushrikun [non-Muslims] wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in every ambush…”

    Koran, Chapter 9, Verse 5

    Muhammad said, “A Muslim should not be killed in retaliation for the murder of a disbeliever [non-Muslim].”

    Sunan Ibn Majah, No. 2659

    2. Gun-free zones work – Military personnel in general are not allowed to carry firearms with them on military bases. So the Marines at the training center had no way to defend themselves. The photograph of the doors of the recruiting center is classic: along with the bullet holes in the glass is a sign prohibiting weapons inside that location. The only thing gun-free zones mean is that law abiding folks will not have weapons, while the bad guys know they will have a monopoly on weapons.

    Liberal mantras are impervious to the facts.

    • quinersdiner on July 17, 2015 at 6:04 am

      Thanks for weighing in, Dr. Kirby. Both are good points.