Over a week ago, CNN featured an image of terror attacks during Ramadan. As Brian pointed out at the time, the original version ignored all terror attacks in Israel that occurred during this time. The updated version still ignored several other attacks that had occurred within Israel during this period, including the fatal stabbing 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel in her bedroom and the murder of Miki Mark.
At the time, this is the excuse CNN proffered for the omission.
“We included the attack in Tel Aviv on June 8 that killed four people, because, in line with the other terror attacks listed on the map, we felt rose to the level of a large scale, mass terror attack,” said Allison Gollust, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of CNN Worldwide.
“The other four that you mention, while of course horrible incidents, we did not feel rose to the level of Tel Aviv and the others on the map in terms of style of attack and number of casualties, which is why they were not included in our count.”
Only this time, despite describing the list as being of “high-profile, high casualty” attacks, they have included even zero casualty attacks like the following.
So CNN, why is it that you do not include terror attacks in Israel, which had even more casualties than some of the attacks you did include?
We’re all ears.
Thanks to Avi Mayer for bringing CNN’s latest infraction to my attention.