John Kerry says the media shouldn’t cover terrorist attacks so people won’t ‘know what’s going on’
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke in Bangladesh yesterday and he said that a good way to combat terrorism would be for the media not to cover terrorist attacks so that “people wouldn’t know what’s going on.”
I am not making this up, here is more:
During his first official visit to Bangladesh, Secretary of State John Kerry held a press conference and addressed the threat of terrorism.
Kerry offered a novel way to combat terrorism, suggesting that the media would “do us all a service” if they didn’t cover it “quite as much.”
“No country is immune from terrorism,” Kerry said at a press availability in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday. “It’s easy to terrorize. Government and law enforcement have to be correct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. But if you decide one day you’re going to be a terrorist and you’re willing to kill yourself, you can go out and kill some people. You can make some noise. Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on.”
If he ever gets called out on wanting the keep the public ignorant of world events he will likely use the if we don’t publicize the attacks and make infamous the people carrying out the attacks it will be a disincentive for others who are carrying out terrorist attacks seeking notoriety.
But of course this would be ignoring the fact these attacks are ideologically based, not notoriety based, and even if the attacks are not reported the terrorists will continue to do the bidding of the ideology, the American people just will not know about it.
And when you come right down to it keeping the American people in the dark about terrorism is what his statement is all about as is evident in his last comment. John Kerry just doesn’t want the American people to “know what is going on” because it would shine a light on the ineptitude of himself, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Democratic party in regards to making the world a safer place.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium