Every once in awhile a tweet crosses your timeline that causes you to pause, reload and look again because it was just that stupid.
For example, this tweet from the Cato Institute on terror:
— Cato Institute (@CatoInstitute) April 23, 2017
Funny how they picked the day after the BIGGEST terror attack on American soil, ever.
Not funny ha ha but funny convenient.
Weird, I don't see the ISIS flag in this photo. https://t.co/UxIU3njWKI
— ARoadbeerOfInfluence (@TheRoadbeer) April 24, 2017
If you read the article (and we’re sorry if you click it) the entire piece is based on research via Georgia State that cites CNN.com as a news reference so there’s that …
@CatoInstitute Nidal Hasan, Tsarnaev Bros, Alton Nolen, Omar Mateen, Syed Farook, Tashfeen Malik, Ismaayil Brinsley, Abdulhakim Muhammad…but point taken
— G (@TCC_Grouchy) April 24, 2017
You can tell they are far right rather than far left because they left their shirts on. https://t.co/gnKMVEEkjv
— Documented Musket (@Patriot_Musket) April 24, 2017
Apparently far right extremist groups are responsible, not ISIS who has taken credit for every terrorist act in the last several years.
— Zeev Suraski (@zeevs) April 23, 2017
They can’t include 9/11 because that negates their stupid argument.
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 24, 2017
Remember though, they said it was a homophobic thing, not a terror attack.
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) April 23, 2017
@CatoInstitute They cast a wide net for the right wing extremist definition and STILL Islamists killed more people (even after 9/11)
— Kateri (@MelTulle) April 23, 2017
But CNN! TRUMP! MUSLIM BAN!
@CatoInstitute Lousy methodology, cherry picked starting point. Apologize for this travesty.
— Horst von Horstmann (@Kaboom1776) April 23, 2017
They should, but they won’t.
— JWF (@JammieWF) April 24, 2017
@CatoInstitute # of murders committed:
• Far right: 106
• Islamists: *119
*3,115 if you start a day earlier.
— John Barry (@CardsFanTX) April 24, 2017
If they include 9/11 they don’t really have a story.
Although most thinking people likely don’t think is a story anyway.
@CatoInstitute Can we really trust these statistics? They were prepared under the Obama administration, which had a Islamic apologist agenda.
— Noel Bagwell (@noelbagwell) April 23, 2017
Nope. Can’t trust ’em.
Like most things under the Obama administration.
This friggin’ guy! Obama’s latest advice is (un)shockingly short on self-awareness https://t.co/CUEt61qyNU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 24, 2017