By Sheik Yer’mami
Traveling in Europe in Winter one can hardly avoid getting an unhealthy dose of CNN. This perceived ‘news’-channel produces a veritable mess of advertising, weather, sports and outright distortion of reality. There’s little in the way of information and lots of anti-war propaganda. It is a ‘news’-channel that excels in self-aggrandizement, bombastic sound-bites, irritating, annoying amounts of sound-pollution and little, if any value, when it comes to news. Lately it has become increasingly fashionable to employ Britons (perhaps the management of CNN perceives the British accent to be fashionable and exotic rather than boring American, or the anti-war bias of these presenters is more in line with their own way of thinking) Either way, one cannot miss the blatant, open resentment towards the US-administration and the despicable pandering to Muslim groups and subversives of all couleur. CNN shamelessly promotes Islam, the Hajj, sends a Muhammedan reporter (Zain Verjee) to Mecca to present a false picture of Islam to the world and shows the world how important it is for Muslims to stone Satan, who is, as always, G.W. Bush, etc. etc.
This war is lost due to the anti-war propaganda of people who push a shallow, irresponsible agenda. The troops don’t deserve that. Nobody does. Sabotage of the war-effort is also a form of treason and there are laws against it. America has a surplus of lawyers, surely some of them would be able to make a case against CNN for the most flagrant abuse of privilege ever seen in modern history?
One needs a strong stomach these days. Thank G-d for the internet and strong alcoholic beverages.