The stupid. It hurts. Less than a week after a jihadi drove a rented truck through a crowd of people in a terrorist attack, the lefties at BuzzFeed have come up with a solution. No, it’s not extreme vetting, or ferreting out radical Islamists hell-bent on jihad. No … Buzz Feed wants to ban cars from big cities.
Here’s a tweet from BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith.
We Should Ban Cars From Big Cities. Seriously. https://t.co/jWzNLiXIbi— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) November 3, 2017
Seriously? This notion is anything and everything BUT serious.
Here’s what BuzzFeed contributor Jessie Singer wrote:
In the coming days, politicians will try to convince you that what happened on the West Side Highway in Manhattan this week was an issue of terrorism, immigration, or religion. But just like the plague of mass shootings is a gun problem, the thousands of people killed by cars as they walk our streets every year is a car problem.
A gun lobbyist would typically step in right about now to ask whether those who demand gun control after mass shootings also want to ban cars after events like this week. To which I say: Hell yes. Cars don’t belong on the streets of big cities, and we should do everything in our power to get rid of them.
You can’t stop crazy. But you can reduce the number of people allowed to drive their 4,000 pound bumachines into city parks, along city beaches, past playgrounds, and alongside the sidewalks of the most pedestrian-packed places in the nation. If we banned cars from every city in the US tomorrow, we would stop vehicular terrorism overnight — and save thousands of lives.
“… Politicians will try to convince you what happened … was an issue of terrorism.” What? Is that really in question? The jihadi screamed “Allahu akbar” while carrying out his religiously motivated jihad attack. Mainstream outlets are reporting that the jihadi is smiling in his hospital room, and asking for ISIS flags.
A plaintiff in a lawsuit surrounding the Trump Russian dossier earlier this week argued that “BuzzFeed isn’t a real news organization.” It seems that Ben Smith and his team are trying to do everything possible to prove that plaintiff’s point.
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Robert Eno is the director of research for Conservative Review. He is a conservative from deep blue Massachusetts but now lives in Greenville, SC. If you see something you’d like him to cover, tweet him @robeno.