CNN’s “Reality Check” Host John Avon decided to marginalize the attack on 9/11, on the eighteenth anniversary of 9/11. But this is CNN so I guess the since they weren’t directly bashing the president they were out of their comfort zone.
Avlon’s poorly timed claim:
“Here’s a startling statistic. Since 9/11, right-wing terrorists have killed more people in the United States than jihadist terrorists, that’s according to New America. There are some folks for who their, for their own political purposes would like to keep the focus on only one form of political violence over another, but that would be unwise because we don’t have the luxury of choosing which threats we face. And there’s a case to be made that these threats actually echo each other.” Avlon claimed.
“As our colleague Jim Sciutto and others have argued, they’re weaponized versions of tribalism, motivated by fear and finding identity in their hatred of the other… To mark the 18th anniversary of 9/11 is to reflect on how we’re all the children of 9/11. That attack unleashed destructive forces that we’re still wrestling with. But to truly learn the lessons of 9/11 is to resolve not to let hate win, or fear define us,” he concluded.
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First off the 9/11 Bill passed without any real hiccup. Rand Paul was simply concerned about the vague nature of the bill. Many people on social media felt that Avlon picked a poor time to make such a statement.
“CNN thought it was a good [idea] on 9/11, to run a segment telling everyone the people who murdered 3,000 innocent Americans with hijacked airplanes on 9/11, weren’t actually the real threat. You really love your paycheck @JohnAvlon.”
I think the name of the segment is ironic as the host seems to need a reality check as he makes these claims. At the very least he could have waited a day, but that’s the tactless Fake News Network for you.