During his first official visit to Bangladesh, Secretary of State John Kerry held a press conference and addressed the threat of terrorism.
Kerry offered a novel way to combat terrorism, suggesting that the media would “do us all a service” if they didn’t cover it “quite as much.”
“No country is immune from terrorism," Kerry said at a press availability in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Monday. "It’s easy to terrorize. Government and law enforcement have to be correct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. But if you decide one day you’re going to be a terrorist and you’re willing to kill yourself, you can go out and kill some people. You can make some noise. Perhaps the media would do us all a service if they didn’t cover it quite as much. People wouldn’t know what’s going on.”
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton reacted on America's Newsroom, slamming Kerry's comments:
“If you really think that less publicity would help reduce the terrorist threat, then really after you should apply for a job after you are secretary of state to be editor-in-chief of “The Onion”,” Bolton said, referring to the satirical newspaper.
Many other people took to social media to react to Kerry's remarks:
John Kerry suggests the media no longer report terror attacks. Great idea. Saves Obama from having to call them something else.
— WH PRESS SECRETARY (@weknowwhatsbest) August 30, 2016
— SteveS. (@algoma1954) August 30, 2016
John Kerry says the media should stop reporting on the Muslim issue. People don't need to know what's going on? Really John? UR a big FOOL!
— Barbara (@sassybarbara12) August 30, 2016
Serious? Hush up while people killed by terrorists
John Kerry Wishes the Media Would Cover Terrorism Less Often https://t.co/DkVm3VB8PH
— PatriotAmerican (@PatriotAmerica6) August 30, 2016
@foxandfriends john kerry should be worrying about Isis MORE!!!!!!
— Stephen R. Beck (@StephenRBeck1) August 30, 2016
Ignorance = Bliss: John Kerry tells the media how they can help fight (public perception of) terrorism https://t.co/0BwQhTLoet
— Jesseb Shiloh (@jessebshiloh) August 30, 2016
— B. Steve White (@bstevewhite) August 30, 2016
@JohnKerry Once again you prove to the world, what a dunce you are. Media should stop talking about terrorism and then it would go away. WOW
— Michael D46 (@mikedidi1964) August 30, 2016
— carol mccorm (@naiibitter007) August 30, 2016
— David Martini (@Phillydave21) August 30, 2016
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