Ok, so Brian Stelter has a point – news outlets probably should wait for actual evidence before running with a story – but coming from a guy who works for CNN … ZOMG.
Maybe news outlets should wait for a shred of evidence before passing along a publicity-seeking group's claim of responsibility?
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) October 2, 2017
Gosh Brian, ya’ think?
Whatever gave you that impression?
Without providing evidence, Islamic State claims Las Vegas attack, says shooter converted to Islam months ago. https://t.co/6DrudYGLoq
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 2, 2017
From the Associated Press:
The Islamic State group on Monday claimed responsibility for the mass shooting in Las Vegas, saying the perpetrator was “a soldier” who had converted to Islam months ago, without providing any evidence to support the claim.
The group’s Aamaq news agency released two brief statements hours after the shooting at a country music concert that killed at least 50 people and wounded at least 400. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
IS did not name the suspected shooter, but said he had “executed the operation in response to calls to target countries of the coalition” batting the extremist group in Iraq and Syria.
Police have identified the shooter as Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, and have said he killed himself after the shooting. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said authorities believe it was a “lone wolf” attack, and the U.S. Homeland Security Department said there was no “specific credible threat” involving other public venues in the U.S.
True, but when the @AP shares it…it kinda makes it OK for everyone. Still early in all of this.
— Alex Peterson TV (@APStyIe) October 2, 2017
Has AP, or CNN for that matter, waited for evidence before repeating prior ISIS claims?
— Ed Krayewski (@edkrayewski) October 2, 2017
Depends on the narrative that day.
But that would be responsible.
— Nikki (@Tinynikki) October 2, 2017
And sorry, but a lesson on responsible reporting from anyone who works for CNN is just hilarious.
Where's your evidence on the Russia scandal? That doesn't stop you when it fits your narrative.
— Mark Perez (@markperez21) October 2, 2017
Shh … narrative.
Oh, now you want evidence. You're funny Brian.
— Nick Ludke (@NickLudke) October 2, 2017
LMFAO! This coming from you! Omg hilarious ?????????
— Stephen Tatasciore (@statasiore) October 2, 2017
We’re still laughing.
— Charlie Stivali (@chasboots) October 2, 2017