June 7, 2017

Not Wise: Weisman at New York Times Doesn’t Want Press to Report ISIS Taking Credit For ‘Small’ or ‘Far Away’ Terror Attacks

The idea that reporting the facts about terror attacks encourages more terrorism — an idea ridiculously advanced by the likes of former Secretary of State John Kerry during the Obama administration — has apparently gained some traction in the establishment press. On Tuesday, bothered by a “FOX NEWS ALERT” (in, oh my gosh, all caps) that “ISIS claims responsibility” for the hostage siege in Melbourne, Australia “that killed one person and injured three cops,” Jonathan Weisman at the New York Times tweeted that such reporting is “giving the terrorists what they want,” and complained that “No attack (is) too small or too far away for a big all-caps alert.”

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Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (060717)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 10:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Man jumps into moving car to save driver having a seizure

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Dixon, Illinois (video at link):

June 5, 2017

Authorities have hailed a northern Illinois man a hero after he jumped through the open window of a moving car to save the driver, who was having a seizure.

Randy Tompkins, of Dixon, was driving his truck Friday afternoon when he spotted a car driving in the wrong lane heading right at him. He jumped from his truck and through the passenger window of the slowly moving car. He put two fingers into the convulsing driver’s mouth to prevent him from swallowing his tongue.

The incident was captured by a police dashcam . Police praised the 39-year-old Tompkins as a hero for coming to the aid of a “complete stranger.”

Police haven’t released the name of the driver, who was taken to a hospital as a precaution. …

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