In the wake of yesterday’s London terror attack, Honest Reporting takes AP to task for a noticeable omission.
The appalling terror attack in London involved a vehicle being driven at speed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge causing deaths and injuries. This has prompted comparisons with other terror attacks around the world where vehicles have been used as weapons.
According to an Associated Press article focused on other examples of vehicle attacks around the world, the London attack “was the latest in a string of incidents in which drivers used their vehicles as weapons.”
The AP then goes on to describe the following incidents:
- January 2017 – Melbourne, Australia
- December 2016 – Berlin, Germany
- July 2016 – Nice, France
- December 2014 – Dijon and Nantes, France
- October 2014 – Montreal, Canada
- June 2007 – Glasgow, Scotland
But which country is conspicuous by its absence?
As documented by Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Israel has suffered 55 vehicular (ramming) attacks since the beginning of the wave of terror in September 2015.
But AP was not alone. This from Israel’s own Times of Israel:
Wednesday was the anniversary of suicide bombings in the Brussels airport and subway that killed 32 people, and the latest events echoed recent vehicle attacks in Berlin and Nice, France.
Again, we are being treated like chopped liver.
This seems to be taken from another AP report. The Times of Israel is merely parroting it, without doing any of their own due diligence.
The Times of Israel report was written “By TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF AND AGENCIES.” As Brian once wrote before:
When the byline reads just “Times of Israel Staff” that usually means “stuff we found on the web and copy pasted to our own site”
Times of Israel, get with the program. We already have one Ha’aretz, which is already one too many for us.