The vast majority of folks in the mainstream media see no problem with what is obviously not only a double standard, but a pro-Islamic spin to their reporting, because they don’t believe their job as reporters is to convey the truth of any given story; it is to use these stories to convey the greater truth — the fact that there is no truth. To do this they must cover up as much Islamic terror as possible, exaggerate (and sometimes even invent) “Christian” and “Jewish” terror until what is recognized as true by their followers is no longer recognized as the truth.
This is the mentality that leads the modern liberal (in journalism and elsewhere) to manipulate stories against the United States. The misdeeds of a handful of night guards at an obscure prison for terrorists (Abu Ghraib) — misdeeds in which no one was killed or seriously wounded – would garner about a one-day story, perhaps an eighth-of-a-page, maybe somewhere around A-26 on its merits. But, as something that could be used to undermine the beliefs of the overwhelming majority of Americans (i.e. that America is good and our military great), the value of the story to the modern liberal journalist jumped so that not only was it a front page story, it remained on the front page of The New York Times for forty-four days. Why? Because the purpose wasn’t to tell the truth about the wrong-doings at Abu Ghraib, it was to tell the bigger truth, that there is no truth, and to undermine the recognition of the truth by their readers and viewers.
And this is the same “thinking” that sees the Mainstream Media spin their stories against the Jews of Israel. It is hard for any decent person not to recognize that the liberal democracy of Israel, with its freedom of speech and freedom of religion, its minority rights and, of course, its accomplishments – especially in such obvious contrast to the corrupt, terrorist dictators now mowing down their own people by the thousands – that Israel is good and the Arab/Muslim world is, well, let’s say less so.
The obvious anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-Jewish spin of the Mainstream Media is not due to some double standard. They have but a single standard: if it is good, right and successful, the Modern Liberal attacks it, if it is evil, failed and wrong, the Mainstream Media works on its behalf or, as Thomas Sowell rightly recognized, “That which is held in esteem qualifies to be their target; that which is held in disdain, qualifies to be their target.” Americans rightly hold America, Christianity and Judaism in high esteem so the Mainstream Media attacks these things; we hold Islamic fascism in disdain so it has become their “mascot.”
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