Mainstream media bias is nothing new. Richard Nixon complained about it during his 1960 presidential run against John F. Kennedy, and 48 years later, during the late presidential campaign, the cheerleading for Barack Obama was pervasive and all-encompassing.
MEDIA SHOULD NOT CALL TERRORISTS “ISLAMIC,” GROUP SAYS
In an apparent reference to recent reports about the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, the international Organization of the Islamic Conference, has charged that “some circles” had attempted to associate “such evil” with Islam, which, the group said, “condemns, scorns and outlaws” terrorist deeds. The attacks, the OIC said, were the acts of “deviant and fanatic individuals.” It added that reporters “who refer to the perpetrators as acting on behalf of Islam help them by offering them justification, anchor and premise that they don’t have or deserve.” However, Robert Spencer, who oversees the website JihadWatch.org, which has been called an “Internet hate site” by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), told CNSNews.com, a unit of the conservative Media Research Center “[The OIC] is trying to hoodwink the U.N. and the West into passing speech codes that will forbid non-Muslim analysts from connecting any act of violence or terror to Islam, even when the perpetrators themselves make that connection. This will render the West mute and defenseless in the face of continuing Islamic jihadist aggression.”
The story has time for the detail that CAIR calls Jihad Watch an “Internet hate site,” but no time to tell readers that CAIR itself is an unindicted co-conspirator in a jihad terror funding case, with several of its officials convicted on various jihad terror-related offenses. No time to include the fact that its cofounder and longtime Board Chairman has said: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”
No time to point out that maybe CAIR wants people to believe that this is an “Internet hate site” for precisely the same reason that the OIC wants people to believe that Islamic jihad terrorism has nothing to do with Islam, and only “Islamophobes” dare point out that the terrorists themselves say otherwise: after all, people with their guard down aren’t defending themselves, are they?
No, no time at all to get into all that.