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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Terrorist

I do not know about you, but the story of this Iranian ex-grad student at UNC, who tried to mow down a crowd with his SUV (saying it was retaliation for US crimes against Muslims), is getting minimal play on my local news networks.


As with the young man who blew himself up near the University of Oklahoma stadium, perhaps the better to inflict casualties, certain people are bending over backwards not to give this story more attention than they feel it deserves.

Instead, the lead stories around the US have been about the Oscars, the then deteriorating condition of Kirby Puckett (RIP), and the equally brutal rape and death of the New York City woman, Imette St. Guillen, which was on Larry King and led on Paula Zahn, et al.

(Then they claim that Fox News focuses on the missing girl stories, in part to deride their soft news approach, as not being true journalism. When a real story of substance happens, nada)

I supect why media outlets do this -- and it has something to do with the ginger handling of the word "terrorist" exhibited by UK media, to the 7/7 murderers.

It also has something to do with the tippity-toes reaction to printing the Mohammed cartoons, as concluded by many major news entities in the US.

As shown virtually in every situation, to do with people who are involved in controversies in the West, who just happen to be Muslim.

They'll say it's because they don't want to stir up a hornet's nest, by acting irresponsibly.

That may be the result, but that's not the primary reason.

It has in great part, to do with the fact that if you acknowledge there is a correlation between certain adherents of Islam and acts of terrorism, it in some way, justifies the actions of a certain person in a certain white house.

And that simply cannot stand.

Of course, they'll say this man is insane, and mentally unbalanced people of any culture and religion, could have acted in such a fashion.

Look at his odd little smile, they'll proclaim. He's unhinged.



As if any suicide bomber, and terrorist, could be thought of as mentally sane.

Ugh.

4 Comments:

  • The MSM plays a major role in shaping public opinion on just about everything. Their liberal bias does work to undermine our President whenever possible by exagerating his negatives and minimizing coverage of any positives.

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Tue Mar 07, 08:33:00 am GMT-5  

  • This is right in my neck of the woods. My friend's son is a senior at UNC and his TA was one of those injured [a broken wrist].

    The targeting of innocent civilians is terrorism. It is not insanity. It is evil.

    As Victoria would say, "full stop."

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Tue Mar 07, 05:39:00 pm GMT-5  

  • The MSM plays a major role in shaping public opinion on just about everything. Their liberal bias does work to undermine our President whenever possible by exagerating his negatives and minimizing coverage of any positives.

    Did you hear ANYTHING on TV about this story today?

    I'm telling you, if not for blogs, we would all be woefully in the dark about these kinds of stories.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Mar 08, 02:16:00 am GMT-5  

  • This is right in my neck of the woods. My friend's son is a senior at UNC and his TA was one of those injured [a broken wrist].

    Jesus, this is awful. :(

    I'm so sorry, and I hope you'll keep us informed here, about his progress?

    The targeting of innocent civilians is terrorism. It is not insanity. It is evil.

    HEAR HEAR, Mrs. Adams!

    Your sentence cannot be improved upon. Brava.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Wed Mar 08, 02:19:00 am GMT-5  

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