“I am hoping to be wrong. But given a train ran at high speed INTO the station, I am going to say terrorism. If I'm wrong cool.”
–Curt Schilling, Twitter, Sept. 29, 2016
Who said it?
Former Red Sox pitcher, failed video game entrepreneur, Twitter aficionado and professional fearmonger Curt Schilling.
What was the context?
We don't know how Schilling found out about the train crash, whether it was through a top-secret high-level intel source or, like most Americans, on his phone. What we do know is that, unlike most Americans, Schilling thought it would be a good idea to spread false accusations of a terrorist attack to his more than 162k followers on Twitter.
I am hoping to be wrong. But given a train ran at high speed INTO the station, I am going to say terrorism. If I'm wrong cool.
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) September 29, 2016
Is there any merit to this claim?
Is there ever any merit in gratuitous fearmongering? No, there isn't. But just ten days after an actual terrorist attack in New York? That is just insensitive.
Is this the first time he has come out with a load of bullshit?
His twitter feed is an endless source of smelly Islamophobic bullshit-- from memes comparing Muslims to Nazis to jokes about Afghanis building land mines. For longer reads, you can check out his Facebook feed, where, freed up from the 140-character constraint, he even solved terrorism in America: Just send all immigrants away and execute without a trial those we suspect of terrorism. This sounds a lot like a certain presidential nominee, you say? Well, don't worry, Schilling has his eyes set on the White House for 2024.