Accuracy in Media

The FBI scrubbed references to radical Islam and ISIS from Omar Mateen’s 911 call transcript. Might as well erase the narrative if you have the power to, right? *sarcasm*

The FBI on Monday defended its decision not to include references to the Islamic State in the transcript of Omar Mateen’s phone call with authorities last week, when he shot up an gay nightclub in Orlando and killed 49 people and injured 53.

“Part of the redacting is meant to not give credence to individuals who have done terrorists acts in the past,” said Ronald Hopper, assistant special agent in charge of the investigation. “We’re not going to propagate their rhetoric, their violent rhetoric, and we see no value in putting those individuals’ names back out there.”

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