Accuracy in Media

A NBC News article which announced the death of an American college student who attended Cal-Berkeley, Nicolas Leslie, mentioned that a “deranged man” used the truck to kill 84 people on Bastille Day in the fourth paragraph. The lone mention of radical Islam was in the ninth paragraph, but it didn’t mention Islam and blamed radicalization. Scrubbing reality?

Leslie — who was in Nice as part of Cal’s Study Abroad program — had been accounted for since a deranged driver plowed a truck into a crowd watching fireworks on Thursday night…

French officials have said the attack was carried out by a recently-radicalized Tunisian man, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel.

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