CNN spread fake news on Tuesday afternoon by reporting the attacker in lower Manhattan yelled “God is Great.”
During Wolf Blitzer’s show, the graphic along the bottom of the screen reported the suspected Islamic terrorist yelled “God is Great,” not “Allahu Akbar,” a cry heard often during terrorist attacks and what witnessed reported hearing.
CNN says the suspect in the terror attack near the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan said “God is Great,” instead of “Allahu Akbar!” pic.twitter.com/aGme6Z42T5
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) October 31, 2017
In reality, the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, yelled “Allahu Akbar,” according to that uber-conservative rag The New York Times.
CBS News, which reports Saipov is a Uzbek national, also reports he shouted the Islamic slogan “when he exited a rented pickup truck that he used to strike pedestrians along Manhattan’s West Side Highway.”
He reportedly killed 8 people and wounded 12 others.
At least CNN didn’t report he was a crazy conservative Christian. Perhaps that narrative is still in development.