From The Blaze.
Media members bombarded into the San Bernardino apartment of Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik Friday afternoon, after the property’s landlord pried off the board covering the door.
With cameras armed, MSNBC caught the first images of the Farook and Malik’s apartment. A driver’s license, various pictures, and multiple Korans were shown live on television.
CBS News quoted the landlord as saying he didn’t allow media to enter the property, “they rushed.” However, the landlord reportedly provided interviews when media went inside the apartment.
Less than 48 hours since the massacre had taken place, many were left wondering why the media was in the apartment of two terror suspects – potentially contaminating a still-live crime scene.
CNN’s law enforcement analyst, Harry Houck, said he got “chills” watching members of the media contaminate the home of the San Bernardino killers.
“I don’t see any fingerprint dust on the walls where they went in there and checked for fingerprints for other people that might have been connected with these two,” he said. “You’ve got documents laying all over the place; you’ve got shredded documents…You have passports, you’ve got drivers’ licenses — now you have thousands of fingerprints all over inside this crime scene.”
“I am so shocked, I cannot believe it,” Houck said.
I can. Look who it involves: CNN, MSNBC, and CBS. Fuckin’ jackals just rampaged through a crime scene and contaminated any evidence the FBI might have overlooked.
Ben Shapiro sums it up:
The media are jackals.
The feds are incompetent.
We’re completely screwed.
That’s the only message we can take from the media’s three-hour tour of the San Bernardino terrorists’ apartment. On Friday, at media request, the landlord of the apartment pried off a board covering the door with a crowbar, and the media, in all of their vulpine glory, rushed forward to feast on material evidence in a terrorism investigation.
They showed a driver’s license, pictures of children, Korans. They showed children’s toys and a calendar. They showed shredded documents – all of which is now evidence that has been tampered with, inadmissible in court.
……The San Bernardino Sheriff’s office told The Blaze he had “no clue” how the media were authorized to enter the premises. CNN’s legal analyst stated, “They turned a crime scene into a garage sale.” A CNN reporter stated, “this is no longer members of the media…there is a woman with a dog walking through the house.” One man caught on camera carried a popsicle out of the apartment.
Where were the authorities? The FBI said, “The search is over at that location.” That, of course, does not mean the investigation is over at that location. Sanders said the FBI had “presumably” removed all relevant evidence, and Andrea Mitchell added that the landlord had given permission to enter – which is irrelevant under California law, since it’s illegal for the landlord to open the premises under these circumstances.
The media don’t care about open terrorism investigations – after all, they’re not in law enforcement. The feds obviously don’t care about the media contaminating the crime scene.
But we’re supposed to trust both the media and the feds.
We have now officially moved beyond the realm of parody. And it’s frightening.
The feds left the apartment unsecured with no law enforcement guarding the property and the braindead landlord allowed media access to the crime scene.