They needed time to mourn. Mark October 28th as the day CNN declared by action that it is no longer a news network.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was an Islamic scholar and self-declared caliphate of the Islamic State. Rising unmolested under the Obama administration, he led the Islamic State for the last five years, presiding over its ascendancy as rampaged through the Middle East and Africa on a bloody jihad across the region. Beheadings, sex slaves, and wanton slaughter, ISIS became synonymous with savagery. Attracting tens of thousands of Musli followers to a sprawling and self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria (its size once bettered that of the UK).
His exhortations were instrumental in inspiring terrorist attacks in the heart of Europe and in the United States. Shifting away from the airline hijackings and other mass-casualty attacks that came to define al-Qaida, al-Baghdadi and other IS leaders supported smaller-scale acts of violence that would be harder for law enforcement to prepare for and prevent.
They encouraged jihadists who could not travel to the caliphate to kill where they were, with whatever weapon they had at their disposal. In the U.S., multiple extremists have pledged their allegiance to al-Baghdadi on social media, including a woman who along with her husband committed a 2015 massacre at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California.
CNN Cuts Off Trump Press Conference On Baghdadi While MSNBC Covers It
By Carmine Sabia, The Federalist, October 27,: 2019:
In one of the most biased moves in the history of television news CNN cut away from the press conference of President Donald Trump on the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The astounding part is that MSNBC, the most liberal network in the news, stayed with the press conference as CNN cut it off.
“All right, as the press conference and announcement turns into lesser matters about who will be invited to the White House to thank them, let’s talk about the momentous announcement President Trump just made,” Jake Tapper said.
Are you kidding? President Donald Trump is announcing the death of Baghdadi and CNN and @JakeTapper cut it to talk. This is the most biased network in existence. MSNBC is continuing to show it.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) October 27, 2019
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) October 27, 2019
Wtf CNN. Why cut away?
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) October 27, 2019
CNN just cut out of the President’s presser because he was moving on to “lesser matters” of if he’d invite the Americans who carried out this mission to the White House to say thanks.
And y’all wonder why people don’t like the media.
— Molly Edwards (@_mollyedw) October 27, 2019
and yes, the DID NOT cover the entire briefing – the cut it off. Press still being briefed by POTUS and other networks are carrying it – not #CNN
— will_tomlinson (@iam_run_on) October 27, 2019
Why did CNN cut the press conference right in the middle… why not hear directly from the horse's mouth than listen to so-called experts who are guessing as to what likely happened?
— Darrenethis (@fudgie8) October 27, 2019
CNN cuts away from Trump presser: "All right, as the press conference and announcement turns into lesser matters about who will be invited to the White House to thank them, let's talk about the momentous announcement President Trump just made" @jaketapper says
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) October 27, 2019
— Lars Pellinat (@Lars9596) October 27, 2019
CNN cut away from potus for someone more important pic.twitter.com/UUz4PGCiBN
— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) October 27, 2019
CNN cut away
— ➿Drew➿ (@datwyler) October 27, 2019
Oh shit. CNN cut him off
— Tyrion of House Mormont (@HouseHalas85) October 27, 2019
Why did you cut away? @CNN cut away.
— Kate Johnson (@kaideejay) October 27, 2019
And CNN has cut away from Trump's briefing on al-Baghdadi raid.
— Todd J. Gillman (@toddgillman) October 27, 2019
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