Anybody hearing about this case in the MSM? I didn’t think so.
Michelle Malkin’s covering it, though:
On Friday, Judge Steven D. Merryday denied Goose Creek jihadi suspect Youssef Megahed’s bid for bail. He called him a flight risk and said he posed a danger to the community (hat tip: reader Lynne S.):
A University of South Florida student charged with transporting explosives will not be released on bail, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
In ruling that Youssef Megahed poses a flight risk and a danger to the community, Judge Steven D. Merryday overturned a Sept. 14 ruling by federal Magistrate Elizabeth Jenkins, who said the defendant could be released on $200,000 bail under strict conditions.
If you’re wondering why nary a word about this case is being covered in the MSM, Joel Mowbray from the Washington Times has some ideas:
When someone with seething anger toward U.S. soldiers drives a car filled with explosive materials two states away to a naval station, how is that not major news?
Contrast that to the coverage afforded the recent mistrial in the government’s case against Holy Land Foundation, an alleged front for Hamas.
The mistrial was spun by most mainstream media outlets as a major defeat to U.S. counterterrorism efforts. The New York Times dedicated over 1,200 words in a page-one story. The Washington Post was a bit more restrained, putting its coverage on page three, but the editorial page ran a stinging criticism by Georgetown Professor David Cole of supposed government overreach.
So how does this work exactly?
What is an appropriate terror related news story?
-American soldiers killed in Iraq or Afghanistan…..check.
-American soldiers accused of malfeasance…….check
-Defeat of counterterrorism efforts……. check.
-Success in counterterrorism efforts……crickets
-Capture of suspected terrorists…….crickets
-Major attack on US soil………check, check, and double check.