This is a new low, even for CNN.
Following a terrorist attack that has left at least 13 people dead and 50 injured in Barcelona after a van, allegedly driven by a man carrying a Moroccan passport, plowed through crowded streets (see our coverage here), CNN's Wolf Blitzer actually suggested on air that the attacker may be a "copycat" looking to recreate the Charlottesville tragedy.
“There will be questions about copycats. Questions, if what happened in Barcelona, was at all, at all, a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia,” Blitzer said. “Even though they may be different characters and different political ambitions, they use the same killing device. A vehicle going at high speed a group, a large group, of pedestrians.”
And, lest you think the quote must be taken out of context because surely no one could be so outrageous...here is the video clip courtesy of the Daily Caller:
Sure, Wolf...because Charlottesville was the first time anyone has used a vehicle in recent history to intentionally kill people...well, if you ignore identical attacks carried out by Muslim extremists in London, France and Germany that killed over a hundred people in just the past couple of months.
- "This Is For Allah" - Seven Killed In London Terrorist Rampage; Three Assailants Shot
- 84 Dead, More Than 100 Injured After Truck Plows Into Crowd In Nice, France
- 12 Dead, 48 Injured After Pakistan-Born Refugee Rammed Truck Into Berlin Christmas Market
Of course, we're sure that no one will call out CNN and/or Blitzer for drawing this completely fabricated comparison.