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Lame Stream Media Spin

If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything.
—Confucius

AFP helps to manufacture your politically correct opinion:

ROUGHLY one in five Americans wrongly say Barack Obama is a Muslim, according to two new US opinion polls.

How would AFP know? Did they ask him?

Why “wrongly?” Is Hussein Obama his fathers son or not? Is the son of a Muslim no longer a Muslim because the wankers from the media won’t have it?

Media Masks Mosque: AP Bans “Ground Zero Mosque”

Atlas Shrugs

The media has its marching orders. No “Ground Zero Mosque” when referring to the Ground Zero mosque.

AP DIRECTIVE ISSUED TODAY:

AP Standards Center issues staff advisory on covering New York City mosque
Associated Press Deputy Managing Editor for Standards and Production Tom Kent sent the following note to the staff about covering the New York City mosque story:
Aug. 19, 2010
Colleagues,
Here is some guidance on covering the NYC mosque story, with assists from Chad Roedemeier in the NYC bureau and Terry Hunt in Washington:
1. We should continue to avoid the phrase “ground zero mosque” or “mosque at ground zero” on all platforms. (We’ve very rarely used this wording, except in slugs, though we sometimes see other news sources using the term.) The site of the proposed Islamic center and mosque is not at ground zero, but two blocks away in a busy commercial area. We should continue to say it’s “near” ground zero, or two blocks away.
WE WILL CHANGE OUR SLUG ON THIS STORY LATER TODAY from “BC-Ground Zero Mosque” to “BC-NYC Mosque.”
In short headlines, some ways to refer to the project include:
_ mosque 2 blocks from WTC site
_ Muslim (or Islamic) center near WTC site
_ mosque near ground zero
_ mosque near WTC site
We can refer to the project as a mosque, or as a proposed Islamic center that includes a mosque.
It may be useful in some stories to note that Muslim prayer services have been held since 2009 in the building that the new project will replace. The proposal is to create a new, larger Islamic community center that would include a mosque, a swimming pool, gym, auditorium and other facilities.

RS McCain called it: The Associated (Orwellian) Press

This is not new. This is journalistic practice.

Back in January, I wrote this piece for big Journalism: The Society of Professional Journalists: Why We Never Get the Straight Story on Islamic Jihad

More from Atlas

UK: “Do Not Be Scared of These Stupid Kuffar!”

“They are pigs!”

Baron Bodissey/Gates of Vienna


The video below was taken behind Muslim lines during the riot in front of the central mosque in Harrow yesterday. A3jad, the YouTube user who posted it, says, “9/11 this is the counter demo by my brothers in islam.”

Pay close attention to what leader of the mob says after the Arabic chanting is finished:

This is not what the average British citizen saw when he turned on the news late last night. If you’ve read the newspaper reports or watched the news clips from British TV, you know how the event was spun by the media:

Read further…>>

Fjordman said…

By the way: A big thumbs up for SIOE. They did a very good job and brought attention to the situation.

It’s mind-boggling to think of how we got to this point. Less than a century ago, Western Europe, and Britain in particular, was at the height of its power. Europeans ruled much of the world. Now we don’t ever rule the streets in our own suburbs. All cultures go through good and bad periods, but the decline of Western Europe in the past century is unprecedented. We have created the most influential civilization in human history, yet we are currently the only ones who have no right to exist even in our own countries.

Atlas: again, Fjordman writes,This proves that there is no longer any legal way in which the natives in Britain, or elsewhere in much of Western Europe, can protest against the Islamization of their countries. I don’t like everything about JFK, but his quote ‘Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable’ was rather wise. Clearly, the leaders of the British Labour Party haven’t heard this…..”

Muslim Boat People, Media Spin and a Smirking KRudd

If   KRudd hates people smugglers so much, why did he give them the business incentives? 

At least KRudd is hardening up on people smugglers. He’s calling them bad names. That ought to scare ‘em away. But if we’re going to let them all into the country anyway, why not run a ferry service from Indonesia to Australia? It would be cheaper and safer than spending millions on border protection…

Andrew Bolt:  Yes, Rudd is indeed luring people to their deaths

What other warnings did Rudd get that he was encouraging the “scum of the earth” and luring more boat people, some to their deaths?

AUSTRALIAN Federal Police warned Prime Minister Kevin Rudd just weeks ago his border protection laws were making the country a magnet for smuggling… The Daily Telegraph understands the AFP also expressed reservations last year as the Rudd Government wound back John Howard’s tougher approach.

And how much more is the Rudd Government keeping secret?

Home Affairs Minister Bob Debus last night refused to disclose details of the AFP intelligence.

Debus is also keeping secret whether the boat people at Ashmore Reef blew up their own boat. Why the secrecy? What are these people hiding?

Is Rudd actually smiling as he spins?

A telling chronology of boat people arrivals – showing well how signals are received.