The terror attack in Nice, France, which took the lives of 84 people after a Tunisian born man drove through a crowd on Bastille Day, is being called a “truck crash” by MSNBC.
Even after the incident was determined to be deliberate and the identity of the perpetrator was discovered – 31-year-old local Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel – the media outlet continued to portray the attack as though it were accidental.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 15, 2016
As reported by Infowars in the aftermath of the attack, other left-leaning news organizations made similar statements in an apparent attempt to distance the attacker from his horrific actions.
A large number of news groups including The New York Times, CNN and TIME outright blamed the entire terrorist attack on the truck itself.
— CBC News (@CBCNews) July 15, 2016
84 dead in France truck attack https://t.co/fDq9SuxGCi
— TIME.com (@TIME) July 15, 2016
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 15, 2016
A tweet from the Hill even appeared to suggest that the truck autonomously drove into the crowd without a driver.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 15, 2016