CNN Completely Ignores Anti-White Fresno Murders
The murders of three white men by a black supremacist gunman in Fresno received limited media attention on Tuesday, most notably at CNN.
CNN’s dearth of coverage of the shootings, carried out by 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad, an African-American Muslim, stands in stark contrast to its reporting of other non-political news events: the manhunt for a Cleveland man who killed a 74-year-old man on Sunday, a sexual harassment scandal involving Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, and a child custody battle involving radio host Alex Jones.
A review of CNN’s broadcast through primetime shows that the Fresno killings received no mentions on air. An article about the attacks is loaded to CNN.com.
MSNBC gave a brief mention to Muhammad’s racially-motivated killings during the day Tuesday. Fox News hosts discussed the story during several primetime shows. NBC, CBS, and ABC aired segments on the story during their nightly broadcasts.
Fresno police chief Jerry Dyer confirmed Tuesday night that Muhammad chose his victims because they were white.
“This is solely based on race,” he said during a press conference. “It has nothing to do with terrorism in spite of the statements that were made.”
Terrorism was thought to be one possible motive when the story broke earlier on Tuesday after it was reported that Muhammad yelled “Allahu Akbar” as he was being arrested. The gunman told police he shouted the Arabic phrase, which translates to “God is greatest,” in case anything happened to him.
Muhammad opened fire in downtown Fresno just before 11 a.m. local time. All three of the victims were white men. Two were clients of Catholic Charities. A third victim was working for a gas company. Keep reading...