'Mostly peaceful tornado': Network mocked over 'alleged tornado'

 May 22, 2024

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Reporters say those facing criminal counts, before conviction, are alleged to have committed crimes.

They are not criminals, before conviction, but they have been accused.

But one network has carried its use of "alleged" to realms before now not known.

It is NBC News that posted online a report about an "alleged tornado."

The report from "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt" was about the unfolding tragedy – deaths, injuries, and much damage – from a tornado that hit Greenfield, Iowa.

But the mockery of the network was ferocious.

Twitchy. commented, "NBC News has no idea what the damage from a tornado looks like."

"Now, when a news agency is talking about a crime, it is appropriate to say 'alleged' as the person may not be convicted as of yet. There are some things, however, that can be said with certainty. A town leveled by a tornado is one of them. NBC News wasn't so sure and wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt."

Other comments:

"Is the tornado gonna sue ya?"

"'alleged tornado' are you stupid it was a tornado…"

To which Twitchy noted, "It is very likely they are stupid."

"What else was it, space lasers?"

"Mostly peaceful tornado."

"Do we need to prove it guilty in a court of law first?"

"'Alleged.' LOL, because we're not ruling out a dragon attack."

"This is exactly how an alleged journalist would report this."

"Tornado is the leading suspect but still searching."

"Maybe the Russians did it."

And, "Do they have to check its race, gender, and FB posts before accusing it?"

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