State of Emergency Declared
Attacks in Seven Different Locations, Including Soccer Stadium, Concert Hall,
Reports Claim at Least 120 (CNN, MSNBC) or 158 (FoxNews) Fatalities, Hundreds Injured
“This is for Syria,” Gunman Declares
As Many as 100 Hostages, Potential Shooting in Mall
Obama and Hollande take to airwaves
Cable news channels and other major media are presently focused following numerous attacks throughout Paris France which occurred around 22:43 GMT.
“The world as we know has changed tonight.”–Shepard Smith of FoxNews.
“Greatest act of violence in France since the end of World War Two.”–Brian Williams of MSNBC
Live Updates from Reuters
Live Updates via RT: Shooting in Paris: Many killed and injured in 3 separate attacks, hostages taken
Ongoing Coverage on CNN: Paris attacks: 60 reported killed, hostage situation ongoing
Early photos of apparent victims taken by various Reuters reporters (below) show little-if-any carnage and fully conscious individuals being attended to with unconventional triage maneuvers. For example, why are firemen aiding the injured parties (below) instead of paramedics trained in appropriate techniques?
Reuters captions the photos below as those of “[a]n injured man holds his head as people gather near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris, France, November 13, 2015.”
Here he is again, wholly unattended to and amidst other pedestrians who lack any discernible injury. What is his name? Has he been approached for an interview and declined comment?
“General view of the scene with rescue service personnel working near covered bodies outside a restaurant following shooting incidents in Paris, France,” a Reuters reporter captions the photos below. It is very difficult to discern the extent of the actual event. The photographer/reporter oddly fails to obtain any photos of the cafe entrance or interior, where the shooting allegedly took place.
The caption for the Reuters photo below reads, “A general view of the scene that shows rescue services personnel working near the covered bodies outside a restaurant following a shooting incident in Paris.” Who are the three individuals attending to the body? Again, standard journalistic practice would involve identifying these parties and explaining their relationship, if any, with the deceased. (Perhaps this information will be forthcoming.)