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    “You’ve seen what happened in Paris and Nice. All over Europe it’s happening,” he said. “It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported. And in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it.

    “They have their reasons, and you understand that.”

    Mr Trump’s boastful lie that the US press failed to cover terrorist attacks ignores the hours and days of wall-to-wall coverage of both of the attacks he cited.
    Thoughts?

    I think there are some big events/ attacks that aren't given hardly any press... but is this what Trump is referring too?

    What do you think?
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      I think Trump has been confused by Cologne and many other *crimes* which migrants have commited. I can't think of an actual terrorist attack that was unreasonably unreported.

      Unless he's not referring to terrorism, which is possible, his grammar seems confused and his tweets aren't as professionally worded as we usually expect from these figures (word limit? Sad!). E.g. when everyone mocked him for "thinking Paris was in Germany" or something, when his grammar was a little confusing, but did not actually appear to say that.
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      (Original post by Mathemagicien)
      I think Trump has been confused by Cologne and many other *crimes* which migrants have commited. I can't think of an actual terrorist attack that was unreasonably unreported.

      Unless he's not referring to terrorism, which is possible, his grammar seems confused and his tweets aren't as professionally worded as we usually expect from these figures (word limit? Sad!). E.g. when everyone mocked him for "thinking Paris was in Germany" or something, when his grammar was a little confusing, but did not actually appear to say that.
      I can. There were molotov cocktails used to blow up buses in downtown Paris which the BBC never covered.
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      (Original post by SnowflakeFurnace)
      I can. There were molotov cocktails used to blow up buses in downtown Paris which the BBC never covered.
      So how did you hear about it?


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      (Original post by Eva.Gregoria)
      So how did you hear about it?


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      On YouTube

      Also, note the inclusion of the acronym 'BBC.' I don't care about any other MSM organisation, they are private sector and can report what they like.
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      Thoughts?

      I think there are some big events/ attacks that aren't given hardly any press... but is this what Trump is referring too?

      What do you think?
      Which big events/attacks are you referring to?
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      There's been one allegedly in the American midwest (which I refuse to look up now) that his spokesperson has been getting a lot of mileage out of mentioning. Which seems to be a fiction of the alt-right.

      But seriously, when I see a sentence that begins "Donald Trump wrongly..." I always want to finish it with "starts breathing every morning." What a stupid, hateful, douchebag.
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        (Original post by SnowflakeFurnace)
        I can. There were molotov cocktails used to blow up buses in downtown Paris which the BBC never covered.
        Yes, I heard about this too. But - that was not terrorism. The youths were Arabic (probably muslim) but it was very far from islamic terrorism. It was a crime (and rather shocking in a 1st world country), but not all crimes committed by islamists are terrorism...
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        (Original post by tehforum)
        Which big events/attacks are you referring to?
        What have you read on about swimming pool bans instituted in Germany? What have you read about migrant sex attacks on NGOs on border lines? What have you read about migrant sex attacks perpetrated at Swedish music festivals? What have you read about the fact just 3% of newly arrived migrants (the last two years) have found work?

        What have you read about the recent arrest of 80 ISIS infiltrators in Austria? What have you read about the three Afghan migrants who sexually assaulted a German woman on New Year's Eve? The list is endless...
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        (Original post by SnowflakeFurnace)
        On YouTube

        Also, note the inclusion of the acronym 'BBC.' I don't care about any other MSM organisation, they are private sector and can report what they like.
        YouTube right. I was expecting that. Get all your factual news from YouTube?


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          (Original post by Eva.Gregoria)
          YouTube right. I was expecting that. Get all your factual news from YouTube?


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          I remember what he's referring to - it was veery far from a terrorist attack, it was just a bus being attacked by a group of (arabic) youths. Not uncommon in France for cars to be set on fire - IIRC hundreds are every New Year - although this bus had tourists on it at the time.
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          (Original post by Eva.Gregoria)
          YouTube right. I was expecting that. Get all your factual news from YouTube?


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          No, but I can watch Arabic men launching molotov cocktails at a bus and running off screaming 'Allahu Akbar.' Unlike your 'white privilege' theory, moving images are actual reflections of reality.
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            (Original post by SnowflakeFurnace)
            What have you read on about swimming pool bans instituted in Germany? What have you read about migrant sex attacks on NGOs on border lines? What have you read about migrant sex attacks perpetrated at Swedish music festivals? What have you read about the fact just 3% of newly arrived migrants (the last two years) have found work?

            What have you read about the recent arrest of 80 ISIS infiltrators in Austria? What have you read about the three Afghan migrants who sexually assaulted a German woman on New Year's Eve? The list is endless...
            But we are talking about terrorist attacks, not crimes (no matter how shocking) nor terrorists themselves being arrested.
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            (Original post by SnowflakeFurnace)
            What have you read on about swimming pool bans instituted in Germany? What have you read about migrant sex attacks on NGOs on border lines? What have you read about migrant sex attacks perpetrated at Swedish music festivals? What have you read about the fact just 3% of newly arrived migrants (the last two years) have found work?

            What have you read about the recent arrest of 80 ISIS infiltrators in Austria? What have you read about the three Afghan migrants who sexually assaulted a German woman on New Year's Eve? The list is endless...
            Nothing really. I don't go out my way to seek news.
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            Just another day in America.
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            (Original post by Mathemagicien)
            I remember what he's referring to - it was veery far from a terrorist attack, it was just a bus being attacked by a group of (arabic) youths. Not uncommon in France for cars to be set on fire - IIRC hundreds are every New Year - although this bus had tourists on it at the time.
            It's the precise definition of terrorism.

            1. Politically or religiously motivated.
            2. Unlawful use of violence and intimidation.

            It's exactly why those at Berkeley should be prosecuted for acts of terrorism.
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              (Original post by SnowflakeFurnace)
              No, but I can watch Arabic men launching molotov cocktails at a bus and running off screaming 'Allahu Akbar.' Unlike your 'white privilege' theory, moving images are actual reflections of reality.
              Crimes by Arabic youth =/= terrorism

              Otherwise there'd be a terrorist attack in France every few hours...
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              (Original post by Mathemagicien)
              But we are talking about terrorist attacks, not crimes (no matter how shocking) nor terrorists themselves being arrested.
              I know. He asked for, I quote, 'big events/attacks', so I gave them to him.
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              (Original post by SnowflakeFurnace)
              It's the precise definition of terrorism.

              1. Politically or religiously motivated.
              2. Unlawful use of violence and intimidation.

              It's exactly why those at Berkeley should be prosecuted for acts of terrorism.
              Can you prove that it was religiously motivated?


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              (Original post by Eva.Gregoria)
              Can you prove that it was religiously motivated?


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              The whole throwing a firebomb and witnesses hearing them scream 'Allahu Akbar' thing wasn't a giveaway?
             
             
             
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