San Bernardino Shooters Didn't Post About Jihad Online Despite Reports
Although it turns out Tashfeen Malik didn't publicly express support for violent jihad on social media, that didn't stop the media from reporting it.By Grant Suneson | December 16, 2015
In the wake of the San Bernardino shooting that killed 14 and injured more than 20, the FBI was criticized for missing social media posts from the attackers that supported violent jihad during background checks.
But FBI Director James Comey says those posts never happened. Instead, he said shooters Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik sent private messages with those radical sentiments. But that didn't stop the media from jumping all over the "missed red flags" narrative.
“It turns out, authorities say, what she sent on social media long before should have set off red flags,” ABC News said.