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The media's parallel Islamic universe

Posted By Craige McMillan On 09/07/2006 @ 1:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled


Did you see that video of the two Fox journalists announcing they’d converted to Islam? The larger problem, it seems to me, is that much of the rest of the Western media have also converted to Islam, and there seems to be no way to get them to convert back to journalism.

“Why abduct us? We cede our values for free,” by Mark Steyn, Chicago Sun-Times, Sept. 3, 2006

Credit where credit is due. With a few simple beheadings, the Islamistics have managed to convert the mainline media to Islam. That’s something the Christians haven’t been able to accomplish during decades of Billy Graham crusades, Promise Keepers revivals in sports stadiums across the country, and a cup overflowing with good works from helping domestic Katrina flooding victims to feeding starving people in the Sudan.

Isn’t it difficult to explain the media reports covering Islamic terrorism any other way? An ordinary person might expect critical coverage from a neutral observer of a religion that drags people off the street at random, subjects them to violent torture while it holds them for ransom, and then chops off their heads for an Internet recruiting video.

But instead of critical coverage, we are treated to “journalists” bowing down five times a day, licking the boots of Muslim terrorist front organizations, publishing their propaganda of how the Muslim population in America lives in fear that citizens may one day wake up and smell the jihad.

When the mainline media jihad isn’t publishing terrorist propaganda (as their own work, without giving proper credit, I might add), they’re lying about what’s happening in the war on terror.

They’re lying about NSA’s traffic analysis efforts, telling us they are “warrantless searches.” They are nothing of the sort. When conversations are not listened to – there is no search. This program merely makes interesting connections: Like the New York Times reporter who dialed “sources” at a terrorist organization and mentioned that an FBI search team was en route – with search warrants – so the jihadists could destroy certain documents. (“NY Times reporter joins jihad, tips off terror charity about FBI raid,” Jihad Watch, Sept. 30, 2004)

They’re lying about WMD in Iraq. Or are they just too busy prostrating themselves on their prayer rugs five times daily to check on translations of some of the more interesting documents captured when Saddam’s intelligence services fell? (“Exclusive: Saddam Possessed WMD, Had Extensive Terror Ties,” By Scott Wheeler, CNSNews.com, Oct. 04, 2004 and “Iraqi Intelligence Documents: Saddam Trained Thousands of Terrorists in Iraq Training Camps,” by Jim Kouri, American Chronicle, Jan. 7, 2006)

They’re lying about Israel’s war against Hezbollah in Lebanon. Our media use Palestinian reporters, staged or Photoshopped pictures to manufacture “evidence,” and obey orders to stay out of the areas the terrorists are fighting from (like hospital parking lots, U.N. compounds and residential suburbs). (“Photojournalism in Crisis,” by David D. Perlmutter, Editor & Publisher, Aug. 17, 2006)

It’s also interesting that media people seem among the first to spout the “all paths lead to God” nonsense so prevalent in our world today. If Islamic terrorist filth blowing up Jews and Christians is a path that leads to heaven, the rest of us might just as well take our chances in the other place.

In fact, it’s just this kind of “nonjudgmentalism” nonsense that has made the media newsies into a pack of certifiable moronic fools. Or maybe they heard a nonjudgmental sermon that explained why God loves liars. When you can’t tell the difference between Mother Teresa bathing a leper and bin Laden blowing up a Jew, you really are beyond hope of ever displaying more intelligence than a rock.

The consumer rebellion against these lies and propaganda being peddled as “independent journalism” has gone completely unnoticed. In the parallel universe inhabited by newsies, it’s the Internet that’s to blame for declining circulation, newsroom layoffs, advertiser falloff and the paucity of reporting jobs available to new journalism graduates. Like 50 cents a day makes a difference to people spending five dollars on Starbucks lattes. Earth to management: Lots of us would be happy to pay for your product if you cut the propaganda and idiot-level “analysis” and instead just gave us facts. No “analysis,” no “opinion” and no Islamic proselytizing. Remember that: Facts and ads.

We are approaching the five-year anniversary of 9/11. It is important to remember what bin Laden’s terrorist murderers intended. The Twin Towers in NYC housed over 50,000 people on a normal workday. The plane that went down in that Pennsylvania field was intended for the White House or the Congress. But none of this seems to have occurred to the mainlining media, who live in a parallel Islamic universe where those seeking to destroy America’s financial prowess and government are somehow an abused minority in need of the press’ Saint Victimhood ministrations.

No, in the minds of the mainlining newsies the real evil here is America: It must be our fault when somebody else doesn’t like us. The real investigative journalism question is, “What can we do to make them like us?”

“Wait – wait, I’ve got it! We’ll convert to Islam, publish their propaganda and help to defeat America in the war! Then they’re sure to like us.”



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