Monday, April 24, 2006

AP & WIRES CENSOR STORIES FOR "What you Should and Should NOT Know"

AP and wire services decide what part of the News you "need and not need to know".

  • The AP decided it was not relevant that the perrpetrators of a fatal stabbing of a 17 year old in Belgium are Muslim immigrants.

    The wires also all decided the fact that the Iranian nutjob once again threatened Nucleur Holocaust was not relevant and thus not mentioned.. Ya know.... in order to avoid encouraging the real world danger - the US - from preventing the Mullahs from getting Nukes.

I. Powerline notes how AP Covered up this Murder in Belgium
The AP Reports Some of the News

Somehow, I had the feeling that the story had a subtext that the AP wasn't mentioning. That discreet reference to the "video images" of the killers and the bereaved father's plea for a "nonpolitical" demonstration suggested an unexplored dimension to the story.

It took a ten-second Google search to find it in a Belgian news source: "Imams: turn Joe's killers over to police":

Imams in Brussels will urge Muslims during Friday prayers to turn in the killers of Joe Van Holsbeeck to police.

The murder has placed the Belgian Islamic community in a difficult position, given that the two suspects are of North African ancestry.

Since the 12 April murder at Brussels Central, the Muslim community has born the brunt of widespread criticism. Imams will therefore use Friday's prayers to give a clear anti-violence message, the newspapers from the VUM group reported. The spiritual leaders will also urge Muslims to turn the suspects over to police. "Those who know them must not stay silent but make public their identity," the chairman of the Union of Brussels Mosque Associations, Said Dakkar, said.

So that's the rest of the story, which the AP apparently thought you were better off not knowing. We Americans, you know, are liable to get riled up and have our ignorant prejudices reinforced if we know all the facts of a murder case. That's called good factual reporting "editorial judgment." Little Green Footballs has a link to the surveillance video

UPDATE: Brot Hume just reported that the BBC also left this fact out. He also states the 80,000 strong rally was called for by a Moroccan member of Parliament who stated that the stabbing was caused by the increasing racism of North African gangs who target white infidel looking vicitims. Thus, you would never even hear the real problem if you read the BBC or the Wire Services stories... That is what you call Orwellian!

Here is another stabbing in Antwerp by a Gang of 14 Arabs

II. Charles notes Ahmadinejad Raves, MSM Yawns
The mainstream media are at it again, concealing the true extent of another hate-filled speech by Iranian madman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

This AP story mentions his genocidal threats, but quotes only three sentences from a very long rant: Iran President: Israel Is a ‘Fake Regime’.

And to the AP’s Nasser Karimi, threatening to destroy Israel is just a form of “criticism.”

TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday renewed his criticism of Israel, calling it a “fake regime” that cannot continue to exist.

“Some 60 years have passed since the end of World War II. Why should the people of Germany and Palestine pay now for a war in which the current generation was not involved?” Ahmadinejad said at a news conference. “We say that this fake regime (Israel) cannot logically continue to live,” he said.
This AFP story on the same speech doesn’t even mention the threats: Iran president says no need for talks with US on Iraq.
Neither does this one: Ahmadinejad says UN sanctions ‘unlikely’.
The release from al-Reuters also completely ignores the threats: Iran president says no need now for US talks.

A cynic might conclude that the media are shying away from reporting Ahmadinejad’s insanity because they want to avoid creating support for a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.


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