As of 9 am EST on July 26, 2016, here’s how they did:
Al Jazeera English – Priest, 84, ‘killed with blade’ in French church attack
BBC – Priest killed in French church attack
CNN – Hollande: Deadly church attack in France carried out in name of ISIS
Deutsche Welle – Hostage situation in French church
Huffington Post – Police Kill 2 attackers who took hostages in Normandy church
NY Times – Attack on church in France kills Priest, and ISIS is blamed
Washington Post: French president: Church attackers were affiliated with ISIS
Breitbart – ‘Islamic State’ chanting attackers ‘behead’ priest during morning mass in France
Fox News – ISIS hit in France, Attackers hit church, slit priest’s throat during Mass
Russia Today (RT) – ISIS hostage takers kill at least 1 at French church, priest’s throat reportedly slit
The only news outlets that had their link to the story at the front and center of their websites were Breitbart, Deutsche Welle, and RT. The rest had small boxes towards the center or bottom of their homepages.
While some use the terms ISIS or Islamic State, others must preface these words with “so-called” in an attempt to brainwash readers into believing ISIS is neither Islamic nor a state. The mainstream media not only censors the obvious links to Islam in these attacks, but also seems to censor violence by not indicating just how savage these jihadis can be.
Maybe with time, headlines will change.