A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 18, 2016
Terror Vandalism

A bomb exploded in a trash can at West 23rd Street, in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, on September 17, 2016. The Fox News Channel’s Geraldo Rivera called it “terror vandalism.” “#POTUS arrives this afternoon-Security always tight Now it will be ironclad. My educated guess: Terror Vandalism, USA based punks acting out,” Rivera posted on Twitter.

The term “terror vandalism” was immediately attack on Twitter. People thought that simply “terrorism” was sufficient.


Wikipedia: 2016 New York and New Jersey bombings
On September 17–18, 2016, there were three bombings in the New York metropolitan area. On September 17, at about 9:30 a.m., a pipe bomb exploded in a trash can along the route of a U.S. Marine charity run in Seaside Park, New Jersey, causing no injuries. Later that day, at about 8:30 p.m., a homemade pressure cooker bomb exploded on West 23rd Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Twenty-nine civilians were injured, 24 of whom were taken to the hospital. A second pressure cooker bomb, with wires and a cell phone attached, was discovered by authorities on West 27th Street, four blocks away

Wikipedia: Geraldo Rivera
Gerald Michael Rivera (born July 4, 1943), better known as Geraldo Rivera (/ˌhɜːrˈɔːldoʊ ˌrɪˈvɛrə/), is an American attorney, reporter, author, and talk show host. He was the host of the talk show Geraldo from 1987 to 1998. Rivera hosted the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large, hosts the occasional broadcast of Geraldo Rivera Reports (in lieu of hosting At Large), and appears regularly on Fox News Channel programs such as The Five.

Twitter
Deplorable Taxpayer
‏@MercutioProzac
OK guys, Geraldo Rivera has deemed the bombs ‘unsophisticated’ - so clearly it can’t be terrorism, it is TERROR VANDALISM? #asshole
7:37 AM - 18 Sep 2016

Twitter
Caffeinated
‏@Disgruntled_vot
@FoxNews Geraldo terror vandalism? One of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard. 29 people injured would probably think differently #ChelseaNYC
7:40 AM - 18 Sep 2016

Twitter
Thatsalrighty
‏@Thatsalrighty
“Terror vandalism”
U.S. Media does it’s Pravda best to avoid the word bomb.
7:41 AM - 18 Sep 2016

Twitter
Michael DeFilippo
‏@flip934
@realDonaldTrump a new liberal term: Terror Vandalism. Wow, what a downplay of a threat. Political BS. @seanhannity @marklevinshow @FoxNews
7:59 AM - 18 Sep 2016

Twitter
Geraldo Rivera
‏@GeraldoRivera
#POTUS arrives this afternoon-Security always tight Now it will be ironclad. My educated guess: Terror Vandalism, USA based punks acting out
8:22 AM - 18 Sep 2016
Manhattan, NY

BPR (Bizpac Review)
Geraldo Rivera invents new phrase to describe NYC bombing, sends social media into a frenzy
September 18, 2016 | Carmine Sabia
Geraldo Rivera was on the scene of the terrorist bombing in New York City on Sunday when he coined a new phrase to describe the attack that injured 29 people.

The Fox News personality described the bomb that was detonated Saturday night in the Chelsea section of Manhattan correctly as a “rudimentary device,” but used an unfortunate choice of words after that.

“I can’t for the life of me think why they would choose this place as the target. There’s absolutely no strategic value,” he said. “It’s almost like terror vandalism.”

FM News Talk 97.1 (St. Louis, MO)
Geraldo Rivera calls detonated bomb “terror vandalism”
Jamie Allman
Sep. 19, 2016
Terror vandalism.. really?

“I can’t for the life of me think why they would choose this place as the target. There’s absolutely no strategic value,” he said. “It’s almost like terror vandalism,” Geraldo said.

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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Sunday, September 18, 2016 • Permalink