Bill de Blasio Condemns CNN Bomb Scare: An ‘Act of Terror’ to ‘Undermine Our Free Press’
During a press conference on CNN’s emergency evacuation, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio offered a scathing denouncement of the various bomb scares across America today.
De Blasio began by proclaiming that today’s events against CNN were and “act of terror” concocted to “undermine our free press and leaders of this country through acts of violence.” The mayor also gave thanks to the first responders to the Time Warner Building crisis and said police presence around media buildings and public areas will increase until further notice.
“You cannot be terrorized if you refuse to allow the terrorists to win. People in this city have shown time and again that they stand up in the face of these efforts to intimidate,” De Blasio said. “I also want to commend everyone at CNN for the professionalism with which they handled this very troubling incident.”
At one point in his address, de Blasio lamented the state of hatred and division in America’s political climate, and said that all public officials must abstain from encouraging attacks on the media
“This is a very painful time in our nations. It’s a time when people are feeling a lot of hatred in the air. Incidents like this exacerbate that pain, and exacerbate that fear. We cannot let the acts of the very few change who we are. It’s really important at a moment like this to remember – the vast majority of Americans, the vast majority of New Yorkers, are good people trying to live in peace with each other. There are a few people – and we don’t know who they are today – but there are a few people trying to tear us apart through acts of violence. It is imperative that we ensure they fail. It is imperative that we act as the good and decent people that we are. This is a moment in history that is painful, but it will pass. This, too, shall pass.”
CNN’s bomb scare comes amid similar incidents concerning the Clinton family, former president Barack Obama, and others among the media and left-wing public figures.
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