Two Days Later, NBC Finally Mentions Kerry Seeing ‘Rationale’ Behind Charlie Hebdo Attack


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<p>On Thursday, nearly 48 hours after Secretary of State John Kerry suggested that there was a <a href="…; target="_blank">&ldquo;legitimacy&rdquo; or a &ldquo;rationale&rdquo;</a> behind the January terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, NBC&rsquo;s <em>Today</em> finally noticed the highly controversial remarks. ABC and CBS continued to ignore Kerry&rsquo;s offensive comments.</p>

<p>During a full report on the political debate over allowing thousands of Syrian refugees into the U.S. in the wake of the latest Paris terror attacks, correspondent Peter Alexander devoted a mere 33 seconds to Kerry&rsquo;s widely-criticized gaffe: <strong>&ldquo;Also under fire, Secretary of State John Kerry, after contrasting last week&#39;s attack to the Charlie Hebdo massacre months earlier, seeming to suggest a rationale for terrorists targeting the satirical magazine that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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