Mark Steyn, sitting in for Rush Limbaugh on Monday, brought attention to the difference between international headlines and those in the US media covering the slaughter in Orlando.
Steyn cited Chris Pandolfo, Conservative Review:
In the aftermath of what has become the deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11, National Review writer Charles C. Cooke made a striking observation.
Here are the first four UK papers I saw on stands. (I’m visiting family.) pic.twitter.com/xBZmW4erUX— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) June 13, 2016
And here are the first four I looked up in the U.S. Interesting difference in emphasis. pic.twitter.com/twu15ASPk9— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) June 13, 2016
Indeed, while U.S. media outlets are calling what happened in Orlando a “mass shooting,” international headlines are focusing on ISIS and the Islamic roots of the terrorist shooter.This is the problem in a nutshell.
Take, for example, some more headlines from around the world:
The Americans murdered by an ISIS fanatic as they partied: Brand manager, pharmacy technician and theme park employee are among the 49 shot dead by terrorist in Florida gay club slaughter—from the UK Daily Mail.
50 dead, 53 injured in terror attack at Orlando nightclub—from the Jerusalem Post.
Chilling moment ISIS massacre begins in Orlando nightclub captured by victim's Snapchat—from the Daily Express.
And here are some more American headlines:
Deadliest Mass Shooting In U.S. History Leaves 50 Dead At Gay Orlando Nightclub—from the Huffington Post.
More Victims of Orlando Mass Shooting Identified as Loved Ones Share Grief: 'I Just Started Bursting into Tears'—from People Magazine.
Horror, sympathy as world reacts to Orlando mass shooting—from CNN.
It seems the media in the United States wants to bury this act of Islamic terror in a steaming pile of political correctness while the rest of the world wants to challenge the Islamic State.
Disconnecting the dots puts us at risk.
This is Obama's legacy.