CNN blasted for connecting Charlottesville incident to Barcelona terror attack

CNN blasted for connecting Charlottesville incident to Barcelona terror attack

Anchor Wolf Blitzer made the comments while discussing the terror attack on Thursday

Friday, August 18, 2017

CNN has come under major fire after connecting the terror attack in Barcelona to the incident in Charlottesville last weeked. 

Thirteen died in the Spanish coastal city after a van mowed down pedestrians on Las Ramblas on Thursday. 

The American news network suggested the atrocity might have been inspired by the events in Virginia, where one woman died after a car was driven into anti-fascists protesting a far-right rally. 

The comparison came during a segment where CNN's national security correspondent Jim Sciutto said the shared tactics of using a vehicle to target pedestrians was "alarming."

The anchor of the news programme - Wolf Blitzer - then said there would be questions regarding whether the events in Barcelona would be a "copycat" of Charlottesville. 

In response to this, Twitter users have lambasted the network.

See their responses below:

 

 

Investigators have not proven any link between the two attacks on either side of the Atlantic. 

Comments