Establishment Media Blasted for Labeling Waukesha Massacre a 'Parade Crash'
CBS News, the Associated Press (AP), the Washington Post, and various other media outlets have been taking serious heat on social media for labeling the horrific attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a “parade crash.”
On Sunday, suspect Darrell E. Brooks Jr. allegedly plowed an SUV into crowds of people attending the Waukesha Christmas parade, killing six people, including one child, and wounding at least 62 others. According to authorities, Brooks’ alleged act was “intentional” and occurred shortly after a domestic disturbance incident. Police were not in pursuit of the suspect at the time of the alleged attack, contrary to early reports.
Despite all of those facts, CBS News decided to label the incident a “parade crash” when covering Brooks’ Tuesday court appearance where he was charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide.
“The man accused of deadly Christmas parade crash in Waukesha, WI makes his first court appearance,” CBS News announced.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 23, 2021
David Begnaud, lead national correspondent for CBS News, also repeated the “parade crash” label when announcing the sixth confirmed fatality – eight-year-old Jackson Sparks.
BREAKING: Prosecutor: 6th person, a child, has died in deadly Wisconsin parade crash.
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) November 23, 2021
A headline for CBS News also labeled Darrell Brooks the “parade crash suspect”:
Watch Live: Waukesha parade crash suspect makes first court appearance https://t.co/C4LosspN2L
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 23, 2021
The Associated Press repeated the same label, referring to Brooks as a “parade crash suspect.”
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — At least 6 children injured in Wisconsin parade crash listed in critical condition, 3 others in serious condition.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) November 22, 2021
The far-left Washington Post had not one but two headlines describing the attack as an SUV slamming into people with no mention of attack or massacre.
“Child is sixth to die after SUV slammed into parade in Wisconsin, prosecutor says,” read one WaPo headline.
“Waukesha Christmas parade crash: Five victims identified; driver fleeing knife fight, authorities say,” read another headline.
Sky News, ABC News, The Hill, NPR, and CNN also labeled the attack a “parade crash.”
The suspect in the deadly Waukesha parade crash has been charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicidehttps://t.co/IHJZAvjzlX
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) November 23, 2021
NEW: A sixth person, a child, has died from injuries from Sunday's Christmas parade crash in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a prosecutor said at the suspect's first court appearance. https://t.co/PYI6cLuFmg
— ABC News (@ABC) November 23, 2021
Police chief Dan Thompson confirms the suspect in the Waukesha Christmas parade crash is Darrell Brooks, 39, from Milwaukee.
He will be charged with five counts of intentional homicide, with additional charges based on the investigation.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) November 22, 2021
— The Hill (@thehill) November 23, 2021
Hundreds gathered at a downtown park Monday night in Waukesha, Wisconsin, for a candlelight vigil in honor of those lost and hurt in a deadly Christmas parade crash a day earlier.
“This vigil is a small first step in healing for our community,” said Mayor Shawn Reilly. pic.twitter.com/cTdVbs3MbE
— NPR (@NPR) November 23, 2021
Needless to say, the comments came fast and furiously, denouncing the labels for inexplicably minimizing the severity of Sunday’s events.
“Deadly parade crash” makes me think of the Elmo balloon getting loose in New York— not an act of domestic terrorism carried out by a felon release by a Soros DA https://t.co/WEHvjtTfyz
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) November 23, 2021
"Parade crash". So they've settled on this it seems. https://t.co/IdvjxcDf0s
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) November 24, 2021
What a terrible “parade crash,” where an SUV just crashed, on its own, into those crowds. https://t.co/VdtsdLA7JX
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) November 23, 2021
“Parade Crash” cannot be the most accurate way to describe someone purposefully ramming into people with his car at a parade. https://t.co/dmme6iQGFy
— Jerry Christmas 🎄🎅🏽 (@JerryDunleavy) November 23, 2021
They’re calling it a ‘parade crash’ folks. #Waukesha
— Tamika Hamilton (@TamikaGHamilton) November 24, 2021
"Parade crash." That's like calling 9/11 a "plane crash." https://t.co/PJoegrl5U2
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) November 24, 2021
It was a "parade crash" guys. https://t.co/b9DppHW138
— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) November 23, 2021
They are calling it a “parade crash”
Truely they are the enemies of the people https://t.co/99kXuYSpzs
— ELIJAH (@ElijahSchaffer) November 23, 2021
If the races were reversed, do you have any question that this would be reported as an assumed terrorist attack by a white supremacist perpetrating a hate crime?
Not only do I have no doubt, I also know that you have no doubt.
We’re in monstrous territory. Our media as monster.
— Eric Weinstein (@EricRWeinstein) November 24, 2021