Thursday, February 16, 2006

How the Media Helps Terrorists

Clifford May has some words of wisdom we should commit to memory. As part of that article, he says,

"It is one thing to tell the truth even when it damages your friends. It's another to tell untruths in order not to offend your enemies. It's one thing to give the devil his due. It's another to do the devil's public relations.

"How else to explain a dispatch from the Associated Press referring to Osama bin Laden as "an exiled Saudi dissident"? Such spin may not be inaccurate but it's like calling Jeffery Dahmer an “eccentric gourmet.” It rather misses the point, don't you think?

"Similarly, a recent report on National Public Radio discussed how dangerous Iraq is for journalists. The blame was placed on “the nature of this war” and “the security situation.” No criticism of Militant Islamist cut-throats and car bombers was voiced. "

As one who has been censored by Google, I find his words particularly poignant.

Read May's ENTIRE article. Study it. Tell your friends.


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