Lou Dobbs says ruling out arson in Notre Dame fire was "perhaps a political decision"
Dobbs: "Some who have ruled out speculation about the cause of the Notre Dame fire as they speculate taking it as gospel that, well, arson was not the cause"
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From the April 16 edition of Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight:
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LOU DOBBS (HOST): French prosecutors opening a criminal investigation into the cause of yesterday's devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. One thing authorities are ruling out, however, within just a matter of hours, arson. Perhaps overlooked since yesterday is that 875 Catholic churches in France were vandalized in 2018. 875. In a single week last month, 12 churches were vandalized including a fire deliberately set, also located in Paris. This is context. This is not speculation.
This is the situation right now in France and, and the recent history of what has happened to Catholic churches throughout the nation. Ignored too often by some covering the tragedy, some who have ruled out speculation about the cause of the Notre Dame fire as they speculate taking it as gospel that, well, arson was not the cause. That was a decision made within hours. It sounds like a different kind of decision. Perhaps a political decision rather than one based on careful investigation of the facts. That would amount to speculation, wouldn't it?