Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Anti-Semitism The Media Does Not Want to See

Why CBS kept mum for four days about the brutal sexual assault of network correspondent Lara Logan by a Tahrir Square mob on Feb. 11?

The first question that comes to mind is "What is wrong with the so-called main stream media?" but that is a rhetorical question whose answer we all know: the intellectually dishonest "media" has stopped reporting a long time ago. It is now wrapping up its own political agenda in false journalism and dishes it out to an unsuspecting public. It seeks to proselytise its liberal far left message and not to inform.

Concerned that the news of the sexual assault on Logan, which took place almost exactly as Hosni Mubarak was relinquishing all powers, would detract from the "jubilant" crowd's "democracy" drama, CBS (and the other news outlets) buried the story.

Imagine if a star correspondent had been similarly violated by a mob of tea party-goers. Imagine the hypocritical outcry such an incident would have arowsed from the heart of the MSM (mainstream media) against the mob.

Not so in the Logan case. Only after the story was breaking did CBS release a brief description of the incident. We were told of Logan's accidental separation from her crew in the crowd. The prolonged assault by over 200 people "whipped into a frenzy." The rescue by a group of women and 20 soldiers. What CBS conveniently didn't mention was that as the thugs assaulted the 39-year-old journalist and mother of two, they shouted "Jew! Jew!"

This essential piece of the story, this obvious proof of obsessive anti-Semitism of the Islamic world (including Egypt) was broken by the New York Post. It has sparked little comment, which in itself is worth comment.

But Islam and its inherent anti-Semitism has never been considered a factor in the context of reporting the "pro-Democracy" riots on the streets of Cairo. Nor were the anti-American and anti-Israel sentiments of so many in the crowd so blatantly exposed on their protest banners. The hypocritical media has no interest in anything that can dirty the carefully crafted image and illusion that it tries to propagate. In other words, the liberal leftist media cannot be bothered with facts and inconvenient context.

In their politically correct (and blind) eyes, Islamic anti-Semitism might as well not exist.
Islam's teachings on women and particularly Jews are literally hateful: Jews "are the enemies of Allah, descendants of apes and pigs."

When you ignore context and facts, it doesn't even matter that Logan is herself not Jewish. Still, she is a journalist (sort of...) and a woman. I wonder where are the feminist organizations?