The tragic events that unfolded in Jerusalem on Friday left a six-year-old child dead and another man in his twenties injured. According to Israeli police, the incident was a ramming terror attack, in which a car drove into people at a bus stop. CNN reported on the incident, but used passive language to describe the attack, which sparked criticism from Twitter users.
An SUV plowed into a Christmas parade in Wisconsin on Sunday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 40 others, officials said. At least 18 children remain hospitalized, according to a pediatric hospital in nearby Milwaukee. https://t.co/pF239O338v
— CNN (@CNN) November 22, 2021
The suspect, Hussein Qaraqe, was identified as a 31-year-old from east Jerusalem and was “neutralized” at the scene by police. The other victim was the aforementioned man in his twenties who died due to his injuries.
A car drove into people at a bus stop in Jerusalem Friday, killing a man and a young child in what Israeli police described as a "ramming terror attack" https://t.co/SUmUXHnXQ8 pic.twitter.com/Z0GneUaXee
— CNN (@CNN) February 10, 2023
“A car drove into people” pic.twitter.com/J39A6Q8Yb1
— Erik Reed (@ErikReed) February 10, 2023
Damn. Sure hope they arrested that car.
— Scott Stephenson (@Scott4WA8) February 10, 2023
A Palestinian terrorist drove into people at a bus stop in Jerusalem Friday, killing a man and a young child in what Israeli police described as a "ramming terror attack". Fixed it for you guys!
— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) February 10, 2023
CNN’s reporting on this attack is similar to when Darrell Brooks drove an SUV into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 2021, killing six people and injuring many more. In both cases, the passive language used by CNN to describe the attacks was met with criticism from social media users.
The use of passive language to describe these terror attacks is extremely problematic, as it fails to accurately portray the events that occurred. It is important for news outlets to use clear and direct language when reporting on such incidents, as it is essential for the public to be informed of the truth.
In order to ensure accuracy and truthfulness in news reporting, it is important for news outlets to avoid using passive language when describing terror attacks. This will help to ensure that the public is accurately informed of the events that have occurred, and will help to prevent any confusion or misunderstanding.
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