Spin on Morrissey … After the Manchester-born singer Morrissey blasted the British government for not taking the Islamist threat seriously, Spin magazine’s Winston Cook-Wilson took him to task. Cook-Wilson called Morrissey’s words “predictably dumb.” Morrissey’s crime? Actually telling British authorities to name who did this — not “extremists,” but Islamic terrorists. Far from being dumb, Morrissey seems spot on.
Tell the kids jihadi attacks are rare … The BBC published a piece on “How to talk to children about terrorist attacks.” Apparently one of those things you should do is lie to the kids. Here’s the advice from psychologist Emma Citron the BBC published: “General comments like, 'This is a very rare occurrence', 'It's absolutely awful, but thank goodness it's extremely rare', and 'Security is going to be tightened even more', are really reassuring.” So even though radical Islamic terrorism is an increasingly common occurrence worldwide, just lie to the kids. Seems like a great plan.
Leave it to Newsweek … So a couple of idiots do what idiots do on the internet – create a conspiracy theory. Normally, like 10 people see these things. But the folks over at Newsweek decided to give these guys a bigger platform and then try and blame the “far right” for these idiots linking Seth Rich’s death and the jihad attack in Manchester. No really, they did.
Watch Michelle Malkin and James O'Keefe discuss media malpractice on Michelle Malkin Investigates.
Cast a spell on Trump … Our friends at the Free Beacon report that the Los Angeles Times has devoted resources to covering the fact that an internet-wide coven is casting spells on Donald Trump. Diana Wagman, a novelist and screenwriter, described how she found the instructions for the spell on the internet and meticulously followed the details. To its credit, the Times doesn’t have one of those new trendy slogans about democracy to mock, or I would have done so here.
To Cosmo, they all look alike … Yesterday, Cosmopolitan published a story — whose headline is now changed — about how “Muslim and Sikh” taxi drivers were helping after the jihadi attack in Manchester. The story mentioned members of both faiths. The problem was Cosmo’s since-deleted tweet, which implied a Sikh was a Muslim. There have been attacks against misidentified Sikhs after Islamic terrorism. Before the tweet was deleted, I grabbed a screengrab. Cosmo is trying really hard to be a news source, and failing spectacularly.
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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.