Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that on Monday, the FBI will release edited transcripts of the 911 calls made by the Orlando nightclub shooter to the police during his rampage.
“What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch said. “We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State].”
Which sounds vaguely plausibly, maybe — until you realize that half the country thinks Orlando is primarily about gun control rather than Islamic terrorism (poll).
Obviously our PC elite don’t want people to conclude it’s about Islamic terrorism, because then they might vote for Trump, the anti-PC candidate. Like so much connected with PC, truth is secondary to getting the “right” result.
FBI Director James Comey said at a press conference that the shooter’s past comments about Islamist groups were “inflammatory and contradictory.”
Oh no. Not contradictory! Better hush it up then.
“We see no clear evidence that he was directed externally,” the president added. “It does appear that at the last minute, he announced allegiance to ISIL. But there is no evidence so far that he was in fact directed by ISIL, and at this stage there’s no direct evidence that he was part of a larger plot.”
Distraction. Who cares whether ISIS directed him? (Except Obama, who insisted this was a “lone wolf” attack.)
The overriding issue is what motivated the shooter, and any mention of ISIS is therefore extremely relevant. And anyway, it is not the business of the FBI to be politically shaping news — public servants should simply tell the truth. That includes the whole truth. This lying-by-omission for PC causes has unfortunately become standard operating procedure in government.