CNN is being slammed for running a less-than-critical headline about the radical New Mexico compound family being accused of training children to commit school shootings.
CNN wrote on Sunday that the family “struggled with life off the grid,” and noted in the article that one neighbor of the family remembered seeing “one of the men tenderly wip[ing] the nose of a crying child.”
— CNN (@CNN) August 26, 2018
Prosecutors allege that the compound men, including the son of prominent Imam Siraj Wahhaj, were training children to commit school shootings and that the children were living in “filthy” and “appalling” conditions. Furthermore, the remains of Wahhaj’s missing 3-year-old grandson were found on the compound.
CNN got a significant amount of backlash for the article and accompanying tweet that focused on the family’s “struggle” rather than the sickening allegations against them.
Are you f—ing kidding?
A child is dead. Others were starved and abused as investigators say they were trained to carry out attacks — and this is the angle you’re taking?
They’re talking about the ppl who kidnapped 11 children and tried to brain wash them into shooting up ppl….. What the actual fuck is this shit? Hey @brianstelter…. Can you have another 2 hr long segment whining about being called fake news? Thanks https://t.co/p3Uev8iTys
— Mujahed (@kebejay) August 27, 2018
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) August 27, 2018
Poor guys, can’t catch a break. https://t.co/6e6TXJtCLN
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) August 27, 2018
— Brandon (@Luvsthecubs1) August 26, 2018
Terrorists. Struggled to terrorize us. FFS FIFY
— Rick Swift (@rickswift) August 27, 2018
Thank you @CNN for pointing out how difficult it can be planning #IslamicTerror in the US. Your heroic reporting will hopefully make it easier for crazy #Muslims to murder people in the future. #FakeNewsCNN
— John Johnson – American Patriot (@Onelifetogive) August 27, 2018
And by “struggled” we literally mean in jihad.
— DavidInAuburn (@DavidInAuburn) August 26, 2018
Hey @CNN are you trying to justify the criminals in any absurd way? Go ahead bring in a panel of experts to tell us that it likely was the children’s fault for being too submissive and thus agreeing with the abuse. Go ahead we know you can go lower than you already have.
— Sofia (@Sofiap1) August 27, 2018