Newspapers blame SUV for fatal attack in Wisconsin, don’t suspect Darrell Brooks
The Washington Post went viral on Wednesday night over a tweet that said the SUV involved in the Waukesha parade attack was responsible for the massacre.
Darrell Brooks He was charged with intentional manslaughter after driving an SUV onto a crowded street in celebration of the holiday season, resulting in the death of six people aged 8 to 81 and injuring dozens of others.
Waukesha parade attack: Media attacked for calling massacre an ‘accident’
However, a tweet from the post seemed to suggest that the responsibility rests on Brooks’ vehicle rather than the career criminal.
“Here’s what we know so far about the sequence of events that led to the Waukesha tragedy [an] SUV,” the paper tweeted.
In Article Chronicling the events of the parade, Post continued to rely on the vehicle as the obvious cause of the bloodshed.
“A quarter mile from the Rotary Building, at 4:39 p.m., an officer blew a dispatcher a ‘Maroon Ford Escape’ bus [him]’ At White Rock and Hartwell Avenues, the intersection where barricades blocking traffic for the parade were removed a minute earlier, according to police audio and time codes provided by Broadcastify,” the Post wrote in a report published Tuesday. Was.” “Moments later the SUV hit the parade participants, killing five and injuring more than 40 people, including children.”
Media cracks down for calling Waukesha parade attack an ‘accident’
Even after Brooks was last mentioned in the fifth paragraph, the following paragraph read, “The SUV then drove down Main Street, hitting over 40 people and killing at least five of them.” … down the street, instead of following the parade route and making a turn into Wisconsin Avenue, the SUV went straight through North West Avenue, overcoming obstacles.”
Critics took to social media to slam the Washington Post for villainizing the SUV.
“Did the SUV drive itself? That title is an insult,” Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo, reacted,
“What did they charge the SUV with?” Spectator contributing editor Stephen Miller Asked,
“Oh, was it autonomous?” Washington Examiner Deputy Editor Grant Edison Wonder,
“It was not caused by an SUV, it was caused by the driver of an SUV,” said Los Angeles Times columnist Pat Morrison. tweeted,
“Hope SUVs Have a Good Lawyer,” Washington Free Beacon Reporter Chuck Ross chuckled,
“Blaming guns for shooting and SUVs for truck attacks. At least there is uniformity,” Daily Caller correspondent Anders Hagström wrote,
“I beg anyone to seriously argue that this is not intentional,” said Noam Bloom of Tablet Magazine. tweeted,
“It was not caused by an SUV. It was a deliberate attack by a terrifying person. There is no reason to frame it as an accident at this point nor to blame it on anything other than the driver.” The reason is,” political commentator Josh Jordan reacted,
The Washington Post did not immediately respond to Granthshala News’ request for comment.