WH List of Terror Attacks Misspells San Bernardino
The White House’s list of terror attacks that the media ignored somehow managed to misspell San Bernardino.
The Hill reports:
The list calls the Dec. 2, 2015, mass shooting the “San Bernadino” attack before accurately stating that the “coordinated firearms attack” was perpetrated by “two US persons” who killed 14 people and wounded 21 others.
Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) criticized the spelling error late Monday.
“If the White House didn’t know how to spell San Bernardino they should’ve read one of thousands of heartbreaking articles remembering victims,” he tweeted.
Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) also lashed out about the misspelling on Twitter, saying Trump was exploiting “our community to justify your #muslimban.”
Monday’s list additionally includes repeated misspellings of “attacker” and “attackers” as “attaker” and “attakers,” respectively.
The White House distributed Monday’s list to illustrate how “most” of the noted attacks had not received adequate media coverage.
The list spans from September 2014 to December 2016 and contains 78 attacks planned or carried out by followers of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) both at home and abroad.
The collection includes major attacks such as San Bernardino and the November 2015 massacre in Paris that dominated news coverage for weeks.
It also listed strikes overseas that received limited media attention in the U.S., including killings in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Zvornik, Bosnia.
“Since ISIS declared its caliphate, there has been a major attack targeting the West executed or inspired by the group more than once every two weeks,” the White House said.
Officials distributed the document hours after President Trump accused the media of failing to report on terrorist attacks.
“It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported,” he said at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. “And in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it.”
Trump, who has repeatedly clashed with the media over its coverage of him, additionally implied that news organizations have an ulterior motive for burying reports on such incidents.
“They have their reasons, and you understand that,” he said during his first speech to military members.
Trump initially provided no evidence for his remarks, which seemed at odds with the focused attention news outlets typically give terrorist attacks at home and abroad.
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