Have you noticed that yesterday’s deadly attack in Strasbourg seems to have kind of fallen off the radar today? We can’t for the life of us figure out why that might be.
Maybe it’s because, as the New York Times says, the gunman’s motive “remains unclear”:
It remains unclear what motivated the gunman who opened fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, officials said, as the police continue an intensive search for the attacker https://t.co/BVuv5X8KRU
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 12, 2018
… Did anyone tell the New York Times that? Because the actual article hints pretty strongly at a decidedly clear motive:
second paragraph pic.twitter.com/CxOrKKxiY1
— Griswold Christmas Vacation (@HashtagGriswold) December 12, 2018
It’s a mystery!
— BlogBoys (@section405) December 12, 2018
Never fear. They have their best investigators trying to unravel this mystery.
— Paul Z (@PaulZWaDC) December 12, 2018
— Alex (@SeattleCoug88) December 12, 2018
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 12, 2018
Golly gee, if only we had some kind of clue
— EvanC.Gangstar? (@pinkestXfloyd) December 12, 2018
“Motive remains unclear” lol
— Rice with a B (@curby_brice) December 12, 2018
Assuming the witnesses’ accounts are accurate, the motive isn’t so much unclear as it is … pretty damn clear.
NYT article even mentions that lol.
— Unaccountable BureauCat (@UnAcctBureaucat) December 12, 2018
We may never know. Unless we read two paragraphs down in the linked article.
— AUCʜɪᴢᴀᴅ (@AUChizad) December 12, 2018
We can only be sure of a shooter's motive if they own a van covered in political stickers.
— Okay, Jason Garrett, we’re good now (@TheJeffGoldman) December 12, 2018
Ah, that’s right. We forgot.