Pardon her ignorance

John likes to say that mainstream media reporters know less than most of us do. Maggie Haberman, a political correspondent for The New York Times and a political analyst for CNN, provided evidence for this contention today. Haberman tweeted:

Other than San Bernardino shootings, has there been a terrorist attack involving a non-US-born attacker since 9/11?

Any reasonably well-informed person could have answered that one in the affirmative. Guy Benson responded:

Boston bombers, Times Square bomber, underwear bomber, Ohio State attacker, Chattanooga shooter, & numerous plotters.

Sam Stein of the Huffington Post did what he could to salvage an anti-Trump talking point:

Fwiw, the perpetrators of these were from

Chechnya
Pakistan
Kuwait
Somolia [sic]
Nigeria

only Somolia [sic] is on Trump’s list of 7

It’s also true, as was noted on Twitter, that some of the attackers, though born outside the U.S., were naturalized citizens when they committed terrorism here.

But these facts don’t salvage Haberman’s standing. She should have known the answer to her question and, absent knowledge, should have done the two minutes of research needed to answer it.

Via Doug P. at Twitchy.

Responses

-->