NBC News is reporting that a woman has been detained in connection with the attempted Ricin attack against President Trump. The unidentified woman was taken into custody while attempting to enter the United States from Canada. No other details were available.
I'm simply speculating, but it sounds like the suspect may be a US person who mailed the package from Canada and was then returning to the US. No doubt we'll be hearing more.
Someone sent the toxic ricin to the White House in a letter, either as a warning or an actual attack. The New York Times consigned the story to page 28. It wasn't front page news to the management of Times. A feature story on Paul Rusesabagina of Rwanda was.
The Washington Post likewise did not think President Donald John Trump's life was newsworthy. It ran on its Page One an interview with Jerry Falwell Jr.'s former pool attendant instead.
How different it was when the media was the target of a poison sent in the mail.
But someone threatens this president, ho-hum.
And the Times Page 28 story was headlined, "Ricin Is Said to Have Been Sent to White House."
Is Said. The passive voice is how the media softens a hard news story. And the Times did not even say in its headline who said it.
That was on Sunday. Today, the arrest of a woman in the ricin attack also failed to make the front page of either the New York Times or the Washington Post.
An attempt on a president's life 6 weeks before the election strikes me as more important than a rehash of the Democrat riots in Kenosha that the Post ran on its Page One, or another fires-prove-climate-change story that the Times ran on its Page One.
We have a national media that gives us candy and cakes instead of the meat and potatoes of news. The media entertain and offer their worthless opinions while downplaying important stories such as peace breaking out in the Middle East.