There are over 20 casualties following a terrorist attack in London, and the story is all over the news and social media. This “intelligence and national security reporter for the NBC News Investigative Unit” thinks widespread reporting about the story isn’t a good thing. Why? Here you go:
I know it's a big story, but every time we freak out about a small-bore terror attack we play into their hands.
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) March 22, 2017
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) March 22, 2017
Fatalities and injuries are not “small bore.” https://t.co/VOpu31VLdc
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 22, 2017
Suffice to say, not everybody agreed with Dilanian:
@KenDilanianNBC No. Every time we let people into the country who hate our guts and want to kill us, we play into their hands.
— DC Dude (@DCDude1776) March 22, 2017
Great. Now make this argument about mass shootings and gun control https://t.co/EYPW9V6s2i
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) March 22, 2017
.@KenDilanianNBC Please tell this to the families affected.
"Play into" . . . the nerve.
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) March 22, 2017
4 killed and 20 injured isnt really small bore but ok https://t.co/VxwDYTsOX5
— ㅤcristina (@cristina_41_) March 22, 2017
@KenDilanianNBC Is this a real tweet? Nothing is "small-bore" when even one person loses his/her life.
— The Media Man (@CharlestonBrian) March 22, 2017
— FREE-Man (@BotchedLobotomy) March 22, 2017
@KenDilanianNBC small bore…. nobody rich, powerful of famous died.
— DLove (@thdarius) March 22, 2017
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) March 22, 2017
It's not "small-bore" to the families of the victims that were needlessly murdered. https://t.co/vhOf230uIW
— Yes, Nick $earcy! (@yesnicksearcy) March 22, 2017
"If you get upset about your family or friends dying, the terrorists win."
— Lintahlo (@SiIkenseven) March 22, 2017
imagine someone saying this about a racist attack. https://t.co/cx92WpL8g7
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) March 22, 2017
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) March 22, 2017
Ken wants America to get used to this as the new normal.
Sorry Ken. Not in my country. https://t.co/3iggRd82Ju
— Airborne Heel (@abnheel) March 22, 2017
NBC: "small-bore terror attack" about which "we" should not "freak out."
You cannot make this stuff up. https://t.co/PxnWh7COqU
— Diana Allocco (@dianamee) March 22, 2017
— Jerry King (@jking065) March 22, 2017
A take hot enough to melt steel beams: "Terror attacks: just let the little ones slide." https://t.co/y00xxERE5n
— Angela Morabito (@Bear2theRight) March 22, 2017
— D.W.Robinson (@_DWRobinson) March 22, 2017
An additional clarification is requested:
Please elaborate on the word “their” in your tweet https://t.co/IpkqQfr7lf
— Everyday American (@PunditErrant) March 22, 2017