Actress Debra Messing has targeted the media for “minimizing” the attacks at the Christmas Parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
Darrell Brooks has been charged with intentional homicide after driving his SUV through a crowded road to commemorate the holiday season, resulting in the deaths of six people, ages 8 to 81, and dozens injured.
The media was blown away by what the Wakeesh Parade attack referred to as an ‘accident’
However, many media outlets refer to the attack as a “parade crash”, reducing prosecutors’ intent against a career criminal.
The “Will & Grace” star took to Twitter on Wednesday and voiced opposition to such a narrative.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow fails to mention career criminal Darrell Brooks in the Waukesha Parade Attack section
Messing tweeted, “Dear Mainstream Media – A man intentionally ran his car through a parade, killing 6 people and injuring 50+ people. This is not an accident.” “Call it the #Waukesha Massacre.”
“And this is a domestic terrorist attack. Don’t do less. Please,” he added.
Although police officials dismissed the tragedy as an act of domestic terrorism, investigators have not yet given reasons for Brooks’ actions.
Regardless, the Liberal actress’s tweet has received rare praise from conservatives.
“Wait … what? I agree with Debra Messing for the first time,” political satirist Tim Young Responded.
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“That’s how it all starts. Good for her,” Brett Tolman, executive director of Right On Crime Has been written.
“I can’t believe I’m saying this but Debra Messing is right!” Red State Deputy Managing Editor Brandon Morse Tweeted.
The media initially reported that Brooks was fleeing the police after the fight with a knife, indicating that his driving through the parade was accidental. Local police denied that Brooks had followed them at the time.
But even after Brooks was charged with willful homicide, various journalists and headlines described the attack as an “accident.”
“The sixth victim has died after the Waukesha Christmas Parade accident, prosecutors say,” read the LOVEBYLIFE caption.
“Breaking: Prosecutor: 6th man, child killed in fatal Wisconsin parade accident,” CBS News reporter David Begnaud tweeted Tuesday.
“A man suspected in a fatal Waukesha Parade crash has been charged with 5 counts of 1st degree intentional homicide,” the Associated Press wrote.
“The accused is attending 1st Court for the Waukesha Parade accident,” NPR announced in the caption.
LBL’s Lindsay Cornick contributed to this report.