Sunday, January 28, 2007

MSM: Some Extremists More Equal Than Others

Just thinking about a couple of posts over at ATW. Tom Tyler rightly points out the somewhat selective reporting of racial attacks in the MSM. Doubtless, these people would justify this by claiming they have to be sensitive to the possibility of aiding extremist thugs..

Well, OK, Libs. Let’s go with that: media organisations should refrain from reporting that could help the cause of violent lunatics. Except that turns out not to be the Left’s position at all. When the lunatics in question are Islamofasicts – henceforth to be known as 'real thugs' rather than, say, the still-waiting-for-it Islamophobic backlash – any suggestion that the media’s reporting ('all atrocities, all the time') could be helping these lunatics has the MSM cranking the girly hysteria up to 11.

So which is it ? Are the MSM fearless seekers after truth ? Or is responsible reporting all the rage ? Or is it, and I'll admit I’m going out on a limb here, just that they’re a bunch of hacks who’ll report anything – providing it harms Britain.

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