Author Pamela Geller
U.S. news agencies do not have the safety and security of the American people as a prime concern in their reporting, and they are actively and deliberately promoting a toxic enemy, warns the author of a brand-new book.
"Beware, America," says Pamela Geller, author of "Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance."
"The media are now working on preaching Islam, spreading the historically inaccurate whitewash of Islam. That is how they are using their considerable power to disarm the American people against a mortal enemy that seeks our destruction. They ask, why are we fighting? That is the role the media have chosen and it's no accident."
Geller, who publishes the popular AtlasShrugs.com and has been erroneously labeled by the leftist Salon.com as "a right-wing, viciously anti-Muslim, conspiracy-mongering blogger," opens her book with a righteous onslaught against the biggest news companies in the nation for their abject failure to properly and fairly cover events such as the controversy over what has become known as the "Ground Zero mosque" at the site of the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York City.
"The mosque story has been a game-changer," writes Geller, noting outrage over the attempt by Islamic supremacists to erect a triumphal mosque upon the sacred site of the attack on the World Trade Center towers has awakened the American populace to what's really taking place.
"In early December of 2009, the New York Times – on its front page – heralded the arrival of a 15-story mega-mosque going up at Ground Zero. It was shocking. I don't know what was more grotesque: the jihadists' triumphal mosque, or the New York Times' preening of it."
Geller says news agencies consistently ignored the fact the vast majority of Americans opposed the structure.
"Americans didn't want a victory mosque marking the site of the 9/11 attacks. They didn't want an insult to the 3,000 Americans who were murdered there by Islamic jihadists and for whom Ground Zero is a cemetery."
"From the media's perspective, the Ground Zero mosque was an historical phenomenon," she continued. "For the first time, a major news story became the most important national and international news story without the media. Think about that. The Ground Zero mosque was not shaped by the media, not covered by the media – not at first anyway. The media scrambled to cover the story. They had no narrative, at first. They would put me on and let me speak. Of course, they always had some Islamic supremacist liar on to destroy me, but they never could. And despite all the handicaps, I had the opportunity to present America with concretes on Islam."
Geller provides a laundry list of interviews she did with some of the biggest names in the news business, including "a nasty Bill O'Reilly" of Fox News "who had to have me on to refute a virtual fatwa, an incitement to violence that Nihad Awad of CAIR had issued on my head on his show the night before."
She says CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" show went so far as to do a whole segment accusing her of personally ginning up the Ground Zero mosque controversy, saying if it hadn't been for Geller, there would have been no issue.
"Talk about condescending to the American people," she writes.
"Each TV segment was like a short bout in the boxing ring. Every jab, every insult, every lie only strengthened my resolve. Every attack fine-tuned my argument. This is the approach you should adopt too. Never get discouraged. Take every experience, good, bad, or worse, and learn from it. It makes you stronger and smarter. Learn the enemy's strategy – beat him at his own nefarious game. It certainly toughened me up to the rough-and-tumble of this kind of fight. You have to get used to it and you have to expect it. It will sharpen your abilities and your defense of freedom. It is not to be feared, but sought."
Geller says in the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, the news media didn't have their story straight, being collectively surprised and not ready for the act of war against America.
"But they dusted the human remains off their jackets and began to shape a suicide narrative. We have gone so far down the rabbit hole, 9/11 images are embargoed and not shown. They are dusted off but once a year and then secreted back into the vault of things the media won't talk about."
Geller says she became personally blacklisted from appearances on major networks.
"The dirty smear merchants over at Media [anti]Matters understood what was happening and issued a directive to the leftwing lemmings: 'do not have Geller on national television.' The very same day that Goebbels-inspired post ran, Chris Matthews canceled my TV appearance for that evening. And the media, both left and right, have generally followed suit. They will only have me on if they have no choice. If I make news vis-a-vis a lawsuit or rally or some other newsmaking event and they are forced to, they do so reluctantly. If they can get my lawyer instead, they will because they have become so fearful of the truth."
As the mosque controversy continued to burn, Geller says the media hoped the "opposition would just melt away" (to quote Matt Lauer in his puff piece on thug Ground Zero mosque developer [Sharif] El-Gamal)."
She explains the alphabet networks avoided coverage for as long as they could without looking completely out of touch.
"The media operate under the narcissistic assumption that if they don't report it, it didn't happen. The Ground Zero mosque story has shattered this fundamental belief of theirs."
"And when they finally weighed in," she writes, " the heavyweights like '60 Minutes' shilled for Islamic supremacists, and consequently came under enormous fire from the American people, the blogs, and talk radio."
ABC's Christiane Amanpour, whom Pamela Geller calls a "notorious stealth jihadist"
But Geller says an episode of ABC's "20/20" was a turning point.
"They found their card, the dawah card," says Geller. "Dawah is Islamic proselytizing, and the media decided to proselytize for Islam. Dhimmi Diane Sawyer's show on Islam was a horrible lie. Overwhelmingly terrible. I don't imagine that even Hamas-linked CAIR would have dared to write such a fallacious and dangerous script filled with obvious lies.
"ABC followed up the propaganda hour with Sunday morning's notorious stealth jihadist, Christiane Amanpour, whose obvious Jew-hatred and predilection for submission has become the hallmark of her embarrassing career. She did not disappoint. Amanpour framed and packaged this hot-button issue for Al-Jazeera audiences, not American ones. But America wasn't buying– Amanpour was bombing, dead last. A very great sign of things to come."
Note: The official release date for "Stop the Islamization of America" is Sept. 6, but you can get your autographed copy weeks in advance by pre-ordering directly from WND.