Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Kerry: The media 'would do us all a service' if they didn't cover terrorism 'quite as much'

"Remember this: No country is immune from terrorism," Kerry said, according to a State Department transcript. "It’s easy to terrorize. Government and law enforcement have to be correct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. But if you decide one day you’re going to be a terrorist and you’re willing to kill yourself, you can go out and kill some people. You can make some noise."

"Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much," he continued. "People wouldn’t know what’s going on."

The audience then reportedly applauded the comment.

"The fact is we have to stand together, and the United States is standing with Bangladesh in this fight," he said.


Amartel said...

Known moron, unaccountably (rich wife) given power, says something dumb. Handlers applaud.

Who comprised the "audience." Was it reporters?

Haven't seen much regarding police killings lately. Did that just die down (back to school, kids!) or did the media just stop reporting it/showing up to the celebrations?

Amartel said...

We could easily squash ISIS but that would put a crimp in the global redistribution of pawns/watering down the bourgeois vote plan so it would be great if the media would stop reporting on terrorism. Thank Q.

edutcher said...

All that terrorism coverage brings back all those ghastly days in 'Nam Lurch would love to forget.

But they're seared, seared into his memory.

I'm sure he reminded the East Pakis of it repeatedly, so they'd know what a great hero he is.

Trooper York said...

Of course the Democrats don't want to talk about terrorism and police shootings. Cop Killer criminials and their families and Muslims are major parts of their voting block.

ndspinelli said...

The Obama Administration has taken Orwell literally. Only "Good News" need be reported.

Leland said...

Well here's a thought, perhaps the reporting isn't as worrisome as the TSA existence.

rhhardin said...

Kerry is absolutely right on that, but the media go for whatever gives tune-in ratings, all the time every time.

Kerry is saying it for the wrong reason though, because this time less coverage would be good for him politically. He liked the coverage all through Bush's Iraq.