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Logic behind double standards of the elitist media

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Submitted by Dave Loev (United States), Aug 5, 2005 at 13:55

In my humble opinion, stated reasons, cited by media "insiders", are not the real reasons for their providing a Forum for legitimizing Islamist terrorism. In fact, they may not even realize the real reasons driving their policies, due to group-think/self-delusion mentality of the media elites.

I am going to use the analogy of abortion clinic bombers, to illustrate my arguments. And I quote:

"My conversations with insiders reveal that they include extremists for three main reasons.
First, because good viewer ratings are generated by impassioned, articulate, and known panelists with sharply clashing viewpoints."

If this was the true reason, then it would make perfect sense to provide ample air time for "impassioned, articulate" defenders of bombing abortion clinics, which they see as a "legitimate means of resistance against state-sanctioned mass murder of millions of babies". Go to any anti-abortion web site to get details. Millions of Americans would have plenty of understanding and sympathy for "impassioned, articulate" views of supporters of abortion clinic bombers. I bet you ratings would go through the roof. Given a bit of air time, "political wing" of abortion clinic bomber movement would become "well known panelists" - just like PLO propaganda pundits.

Yet, this kind of terrorism is not currently sanctioned by the Leftist Establishment, and is therefore censored. The kind of terrorism that targets Jewish residents of Israel, including women and children, is currently sanctioned by the Leftist Establishment (for reasons they deem "beneficial to their agenda"), and therefore supporters of murdering Jews are given plenty of CNN air time.

"Second, today's broadcasts strive toward impartiality. For instance, a memo distributed to Canadian Broadcast Corporation staff cautions against using the words "terrorist" and "terrorism," because these "can leave journalists taking sides in a conflict." "

Actually, journalists are taking sides in the conflict every day, by applying ethnically/religiously-selective definition of "settler" to Jewish residents of liberated portions of Judea; while failing to apply the "settler" slur to the Arab residents of "West Bank" and Jerusalme, conquered by Jordanian army in 1948. Notice that media PC fascists intentionally saturate their racist "settler" slur with hateful emotive content, used to legitimize murder of Jewish women and children - denied their humanity by the PC slur.

"Third – and quite contradictorily – when pressed about the appropriateness of broadcasting the enemy's view, producers assert they are doing a public service by exposing these. Is freedom of speech, they ask, not premised on the open marketplace of ideas? And does that not imply having faith that an informed citizenry will discern the sensible from the wrong-headed?"

What about supporters of abortion clinic bombers? What about neo-Nazis? What about KKK? What about Aryan separatists? Why is it that CNN producers not interested in providing a valuable "public service" by having faith in the informed citizenry by exposing them to propoganda of white supremacists, who legitimize killing black people just like current pets of the PC Establishment, Arab/Islamist terrorists, legitimize killing Jewish women and children?

Given enough air time, the same set of propoganda being repeated over-and-over again by "well known, articulate, passionate" silver-tongued PR people will convert a large segment of population to their point of view, and legitimize any policy they push. Media knows this, and is intentionally using their power to strengthen Islamist terrorists, disregarding pain and murder their policies will cause.

Clearly, media is a propaganda tool, utilized by political movements. They have no integrity. To understand rationale behind their policies, look for promoting party agenda, rather than their stated reasons. Clearly, Leftists cost/benefit calculation indicates that temporary alliance with Islamo-fasiscts will help them to achieve their goals, by weakening Unites States moral/economy/mlitary; destoying US allies (eg., Israel); and creating conditions necessary for a Socialist Revolution.


Dave Loev

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