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When it comes to reporting the ‘news,’ the major corporate networks sure do love to make something minor look like the latest ‘Zombie Apocolypse,’ don’t they? Take, for example, today’s incident at Ohio State University, when a crazed student of the university, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, used his car to attempt to run over other students and then pulled out a knife to ‘cut some people.’ When I first turned on MSNBC this morning, I was hearing chatter that America was going through another devastating attack by yet another terrorist group–perhaps it was ISIS?
After almost a full day of such nonsense and speculation, CNN finally had this to say about the event:
The suspect in the Ohio State University attack rammed his car into a group of pedestrians before using a butcher knife to cut several people, university officials said.
At least nine people were hospitalized, including one in critical condition. “Victim injuries include stab wounds, injury by motor vehicle and other injuries that are being evaluated,” OSU said.
The suspect was an 18-year-old of Somali descent who lived in the area, a federal law enforcement official said. Investigators have identified the suspect but have not publicized his name, the official said. The car used in the attack was registered to a family member. A US official said the suspect was a legal permanent resident.
Sure, this was an ugly scene, like so many that happen almost daily in America, but it was hardly an attack by ISIS. But, you see, the network reporters have bosses, too, and often those bosses are heads of major for-profit corporations, looking to make a buck from the latest ‘news.’ Americans need to be much more selective about what they believe, or they will, truly, live in a dictatorship where the news is whatever the corporate bosses want them to believe.
If these corporate bosses weren’t so greedy, they would wait to speculate before reporting such incidents, but let’s face it, they just cannot help themselves.