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Think of how mentally muddled you need to be to write the tweet above. And it’s not just the $25,000 salaried “journalist” who runs the syracuse.com Twitter account. He or she is just parroting an Associated Press report about a man who opened fire with a shotgun outside a synagogue in Albany last night.
Here’s how the AP lead its report . . .
A man fired a shotgun twice outside a Jewish temple in upstate New York, hours before the start of Hanukkah on Thursday, then said “Free Palestine” as he was taken into custody, police said. No one was injured.
And here’s the AP’s caption under the photo above . . .
A menorah stands outside the entrance to Temple Israel, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, in Albany, N.Y. A 28-year-old suspect was in police custody for allegedly firing two rounds from a shotgun outside the Jewish temple on Friday, just hours before the start of Hanukkah. Officials said no one was injured and police they did not know the man’s motive.(AP Photo/Maysoon Khan)
Let’s not limit this just to the media, though. The finest Feds are on the case as well . . .
The FBI said in a statement that it was investigating the incident along with local, state and federal agencies.
“Our office immediately deployed multiple resources and will continue to work in concert with our law enforcement partners, to include the United States Attorney’s Office, to work through the facts and determine any potential motives,” the FBI said.
If you’re too obtuse to determine the motivation of Mufid Fawaz Alkhader as he opened fire, then reportedly shouted “Free Palestine,” you probably shouldn’t be an “official” in charge of anything more vital to public safety than garbage collection or street sweeping.
If you’re in the media, well, at this point you’ve already completely devalued the institution of journalism so it’s probably not possible to do any more damage at this point, so…what the hell. Carry on.