Leftwing nutjob and plagiarist Mike Barnicle from MSNBC said on the Sept. 12 “Morning Joe” that American pastor Terry Jones be prosecuted for Ambassador Stevens’s death at the hands of Libyan extremists. Of course we know – in spite of the Obama Administration’s protestations that this so-called “anti-Islam” movie isn’t entirely the cause of the explosion of unrest in the middle east. Protestors are aren’t chanting, “Death to Terry Jones”, but “Obama, Obama, We’re all Osamas”.
Nevertheless, Lauren Thompson at Newsbusters has written the best piece I’ve seen lately at what seems to be media culpability in the deaths of Amb. Stevens and 4 others on Monday.
“The media desire to explain away or change the subject from Islamist violence is almost pathological.
On March 27, 2012 New York Times reporter Scott Sayare focused on Muslims as “victims” after a professed Jihadi killed seven children in France.
“Sayare focused not on the victims, which include Jewish children, or what the killing signifies about Islamic integration into French society — only the fear that the killings would foster ethnic “tensions” against Muslims,” MRC’s TimesWatch wrote.
Often, journalists refuse to acknowledge the avowed terrorist ideology of the perpetrators. For example, Boko Haram is a Nigerian “Muslim sect that seeks to abolish the secular system of government and establish sharia law in the country.” In June the group bombed several churches in Nigeria.
In a June 17 article about the bombings both the Associated Press and Reuters failed to name Boko Haram as a terrorist group, instead opting to label the group as “attackers” and “militants.”
Such anti-Christian violence is too common in the Muslim world, but journalists rarely call it what it is. Masses of peaceful Arab Spring Christians were massacred in Cairo by the Egyptian Army last year. Media reporting rarely linked such incidents to Islam.
The assurances of explicitly militant groups like the Muslim Brotherhood – now the governing party in Egypt that allowed the attack on the Cairo embassy – are reported at face value. Journalists still hold out hope that the Arab Spring will thaw more than latent Islamist violence, and they’re reluctant to part with nostalgia about it.
In October 2011 NBC’s Chris Jansing featured a man who pronounced Occupy Wall Street to be “America’s Arab Spring.”
The network’s Ann Curry even asked on December 14, 2011, “Are there links between what had happened in the Arab Spring and also what’s happening now on Wall Street and all across this country?”
Even in the face of horrible evil, journalists looked for ways to change the subject from Islamic violence. In 2011 CBS’s Lara Logan was raped and beaten by a crowd in Cairo’s Tahir Square while she reported on Hosni Mubarak’s resignation.
Read the rest, it’s an indictment of the media, legally and morally.
Knowing about crime and failing to report it is a crime in itself. The media’s relentless explaining away of Islamic violence places them in a precarious legal situation in my opinion. Remember that they are responsible for what they report and write. You can be sued for slander, for writing something that endangers or causes harm to others. True we have freedom of the press, but it doesn’t protect them when their writing incites violence, or hides atrocities, or fails to inform the public of danger.
As I said on many occassions Americans – the vast majority of them – are conservative consumers of media and they are getting tired of being lied to by the media and especially when they use the death of Americans – not to report the facts – but to push an agenda. It’s time they are held to account.
You know that I’ve long been talking about taking it too the media, economically, by using their sponsors to force them to do their job and report the facts – not their agendas. As we all know media outlets are by and large struggling to stay above the line financially, and perhaps consumers – mostly conservative – should voice their displeasure by pressuring advertisers to distance themselves from the propaganda.
But maybe that’s a little light. Maybe it’s time that they face the consequences of false reporting, maligning the facts, and placing people in danger by a failure to expose such danger as it exists.
I don’t think it’s far off. I would suggest heavily that the families of those slain on Monday realize that their loved ones are being dishonored by the US media in that they are not reporting the facts surrounding their deaths. The media’s job is to keep Government honest, secrets open. They’re not doing that, and as such they as just as culpable for the damage as the terrorist they enable.
Maybe it’s time the we prosecute the media.
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