Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Good Old-Fashioned Slapstick

There's a time-honoured comedy standard: the hidden-something routine. This is where the lead character has to conceal something in his house from a visitor. You have, say, the animal-hating landlord visiting, but the lead's somehow found himself looking after a chimpanzee for the weekend. Attempted hilarity ensues as the chimp inevitably keeps popping up swinging on the light or whatever, while the lead desperatly tries to distract the landlord.

That's pretty much how I feel about MSM reporting on the Islamopaths. The MSM keeps presenting these soft-focus reports on Islam, but the Islamopaths can't resist the temptation to jump up and down on the sofa, shrieking loudly. The latest entry to this genre is here. The BBC tries hard, but every now and again we see a bouncing chimp out the corner of our eye.

We get emetic tales of how negative portrays of the Religion of Pieces has lowered Muslim morale - stop crying at the back - but then we get stuff like this:

In terms of students' willingness to inform the police of a planned terror attack - the survey showed that almost three-quarters would tell the police straight away.


Needless to say, the BBC tries to wrap that revelation in multitple layers of drivel, but the damage is done. Things are rarely clear-cut in life, but if your reaction to an acquaintance setting off for the no. 57 bus with an exploding backpack is anything other than to call the cops, then it's fair to say yes, you do support the terrorists.

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