The Occupy Cleveland members who allegedly plotted to blow up a Cleveland bridge and kill dozens of innocent people should use NBC’s Brian Williams as their lead defense witness.
First, the Peacock Network totally ignored the background of the accused men. It did not mention one word of who these people were, how their leftism informed their alleged terrorist plot–planning to also blow up banks, the Republican National Convention, and other American sites.
NBC spent the first 10 minutes of Nightly News reporting on the First Anniversary of the Killing of Osama bin Laden–by Barack Obama, of course–and then snuck in 24 seconds on the foiled May Day bombing attempt.
Here’s the entire script as read by Williams:
The FBI arrested five self-described anarchists in Cleveland, Ohio today, the men are between 20 and 37 years of age. They’re accused of plotting to blow up a bridge over a park in Cleveland. The plot was uncovered by an FBI sting operation that provided them with what they thought to be bomb material. As is the case with so many of these similar situations, the FBI said in the end there was never any real danger associated with the plan.
There was no video shown of cars going over the bridge; NBC made it look abandoned. Yet 13,000 people a day travel over that bridge, and the OWS-affiliated suspects allegedly pulled the trigger on what they thought were plastic explosives that would’ve destroyed the bridge and killed occupants during rush hour. Still, Williams claimed “there was never any real danger associated with the plan.”
Well, that might have something to do with the FBI giving the men dummy explosives. Were it not for that, NBC’s beloved Dear Leader would’ve been bumped to the second slot on this “historic day” and dozens of Americans would’ve become innocent victims of the Occupy Wall Street movement, beloved by the left and supported by countless Democrat politicians.
The background of the accused terrorists was well known by the time NBC went on air; in fact, Tuesday night they did a special West Coast Edition of Nightly News, so they had extra time to research this. They knew these men were with OWS and chose not to report that very relevant fact. Who these people are and what motivates them does matter.
This is a case of even more selective editing by NBC. Are we sure they fired the person who edited that George Zimmerman audio tape?