Scorching Take: CNN Notes Struggles Terrorist Family Had Living Off The Grid

This is….bad. Really, really bad

Never go Full CNN. The in article headline isn’t any better, and CNN actually did a video segment on this

In New Mexico, where life off the grid is common, compound suspects struggled

The compound was hiding in plain sight, a white smudge in the dusty green expanse of sagebrush and juniper stretching across the Colorado-New Mexico border.

A few feet past a handwritten “no trespassing” sign on the ground, a box truck sat unlocked. Inside, a wooden bunk bed was propped up against the wall, surrounded by piles of dirty clothing and worn-out books. Identity documents were mixed on the floor with children’s math workbooks, self-help guides and gun manuals. A dusty bulletproof vest lay nearby.

It had been two weeks since law enforcement raided lot 78 in Costilla Meadows, a rural subdivision in Amalia, New Mexico, where homes are off the grid and you can see your nearest neighbor miles over the dry grassland. Police found 11 malnourished children there, shoeless and in tattered clothes, and arrested five adults. Days later, they found the remains of the 3-year-old boy they were searching for. (snip)

Individuals from society’s periphery have long sought refuge in this part of the state, where cheap land far from the nearest power line or shopping center is easy to find. The region’s history of welcoming outsiders has contributed to cross-cultural exchanges and a tolerant attitude that locals consider points of pride. Many are quick to distance the state’s countercultural vibe from the compound and its inhabitants, who are accused of training the children to commit mass shootings. But they also fear that the publicity around a case infused with allegations of terrorism, child abuse and faith healing might contribute to a rise in racism and Islamophobia.

It’s a long, long, long piece, which seems to gloss over the child abuse, training kids to be terrorists, etc. Sure, they’re mentioned. Barely. Let Mo break it down, since I saw it first from her tweet

And CNN wonders why they’re called fake news. Perhaps idiot news would be more correct.

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2 Responses to “Scorching Take: CNN Notes Struggles Terrorist Family Had Living Off The Grid”

  1. JGlanton says:

    Heaven forbid they actually acted like adults and got jobs and earned money to pay for food and medicine for the children under their care.

    I suspect there was a lot of “allah will provide, PBUH” going on there.

  2. bob says:

    if this were a Christian compound the children wouldn’t be starving, one child would not be dead, and the children wouldn’t be getting training on how to shoot up a public place. a few facts cnn didn’t think were relevant.

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