Does Media Showing Terrorist’s Face Provide ‘Free PR’ to ISIS?

By Mark Joyella 

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On Fox News Channel’s The Five Monday, co-host Greg Gutfeld questioned whether media coverage of the man responsible for the terror attack in Orlando served as “free PR” for ISIS, and whether journalists should “examine how they report this.”

The question came during a conversation with FNC’s Bill Hemmer, who is in Orlando covering the investigation. Gutfeld asked “Can the media stop providing ISIS with free PR and showing this human turd over and over and over again? His face does not need to be seen.”

Hemmer said the attack–the worst mass shooting in American history–has left Americans scared and they deserve to know if everything that could have been done was done. “We have an obligation, Greg, to figure out what the story is and to get as many facts forward as we can. And that’s why we’re here. There are millions of viewers all over the country trying to figure out why did this happen and how did we not catch it beforehand.”